Extract request via REST API

Idea created by john.c.cartwright on Jun 2, 2010
    It would be very helpful be able to make a extract request to the REST API which would return a zipped shape file. The request parameters should include a bounding box and a where clause.  Features in the specified layer would be clipped by the bounding box.  Functionality similar to what's provided by the ArcIMS Extract Service.

    The Geoprocessing task alternative is awkward when you need to support many layers/mapservices since you need a service for map display and a second service for extract.