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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Backing IMAP with Web Services [WAS Re: Imap Function]
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 21:30:53 GMT
On 8/1/07, Paulo Sergio <pauloslf@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/1/07, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 8/1/07, Paulo Sergio <pauloslf@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 8/1/07, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On 7/31/07, Paulo Sergio <pauloslf@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Thanks for the fast answer.. it is working now !
> > > > > i'm now trying to add a web service client to imap function (this
> > web
> > > > > service will be the repository).
> > > >
> > > > you may find that binding IMAP to web services is an interesting
> > problem
> > > > ;-)
> > > >
> > > > SOA or REST?
> > >
> > >
> > > SOA..
> >
> > asynchronous?
> yep

just for the repository-push parts of the specification or do you plan
to use SEDA for the repository access?

> (i have long term interests in REST based mail protocols)
> >
> > > but why do you say "interesting problem"?
> >
> > IMAP is an interesting protocol in many ways
> >
> > it makes many functions which should be simple, complex instead
> >
> > > my idea is not bind all IMAP commands to web services, just the
> > repository,
> > > authentication and maybe just a few more
> >
> > will the repository be shared?
>
>
> yep
> this work is just an experimentation with adding Imap support to an existing
> framework, and the web-services seem to be  the right way to connect both
> systems

sounds like a good reason to me ;-)

are you working to existing web service APIs?

- robert

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