19564Re: [rest-discuss] Link Relations
- Nov 13, 2013On 11/11/2013 12:04 AM, Charles Reese wrote:
> There are so many *bad* examples, it's hard to find good ones from whichAn easy way to get started thinking about how to tackle these problems
> to learn.
is WWWWWD? (What would the world wide web do?)
I would have come to the same conclusion as Mike, but my initial thought
process would have been like this: What websites do I use that tackle
this kind of problem?
In my brain, I go to https://www.beeminder.com/ . I use this to keep
track of my DuoLingo scores, to make sure I'm keeping up with my German.
So, if Beeminder gets out of whack, there's a little button I can press
(read: hypermedia control) that says "re-sync data." That initiates a
background process to re-fetch the data and make it match. It redirects
back to the dashboard page, with a little "now syncing, check back
later" and a graphic to indicate that the synching process is taking
place. Said control is disabled until the process is done. In addition,
this process runs once a day, even if I don't activate the control.
Anyway, this isn't perfect in all cases, but I often find it a good
starting point when thinking about how to model a particular kind of
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