19270Re: [rest-discuss] conneg considered harmful
- Feb 13, 2013Mark Baker wrote:
>Would be nice to have some links, such discussions have eluded me. My
> There are multiple forms of conneg and I think Roy has been pretty
> clear about his disdain for server driven. Larry Masinter even
> apologized in recent years for pushing for it back in the day.
apologies for overreacting, I took Roy's meaning as an argument against
the late binding of representation to resource altogether, as I lacked
>Adding a round-trip, unless there's some way to make user preferences
> Besides, client driven uses hypermedia so is way more RESTful.
"sticky" for subsequent requests (like negotiation headers). Leading to
sessions, at least as far as HTTP 1.1's concerned, so "more RESTful" is
debatable as to real-world implementation. But, I see where other
protocols could do things differently, avoiding such results.
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