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The Utility of PUT

Mark Nottingham muses about why PUT isn't used much on the web:
When you move beyond using HTTP for just storing and viewing documents, it requires a lot of co-ordination regarding URIs. Just as two-phase commit isn’t such a hot idea in Internet-scale transactions, where you cross administrative boundaries and are exposing non-trival resources to the whim of others, giving clients control of the URI space is a commitment that, to date, few servers have been willing to make.
Why Just GET and POST?

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