Re: JSR311: Transactions and JAX-RS

From: Stephan Koops <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:25:02 +0200

Hi Bill,

I do not fully understand what you mean, but: You CAN'T see transaction
in a REST system, because they are not allowed. Transacation requires
session state, and session state is not allowed in REST. So if you have
Tx, you don't have REST, if you want to have REST, you coud not have Tx.
Or do I miss something?

best regards

Bill Burke schrieb:
> 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
> /transactions/{tx-id}/.../whatever/your/real/resources/are
> 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.