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REST stands for REpresentational State Transf= er, and is an architectural style for large-scale software design.= =20
Within the scope of the ActiveSOAP project we tend to refer to REST = services as being services which consume and emit XML documents using = either HTTP or JMS transports.=20
i.e. REST services are analogous to Web Services except that they don't = necessarily use the SOAP protocol or any of the WS-* specifications; they a= re just simple, lightweight REST endpoints which respond to either a HTTP P= OST or JMS send of some XML.