Transactions and JAX-RS

From: Bill Burke <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:10:40 -0400

No, I don't want JAX-RS to have a transaction model :)

One pattern I've seen in REST is how they solve distributed
transactions. The pattern seems to be


So really the transaction resource is allowed to contain any resource
the server supports. (I hope you are following me, if not I'll expand).

So, how would you implement something like this? The transaction
processing is like a Subresource locator in that it processes the first
part of the request, but it doesn't do anything with the rest of the
request, and doesn't provide a Subresource.
Bill Burke
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