3508Re: [rest-discuss] Search engine REST interface
- Apr 1 12:21 AMA small point, but in the introduction you link to RFC 2068 which is
obsoleted by RFC 2616.
Duncan Wilcox wrote:
> this is the documentation for a REST interface to a search engine I have
> working on:
> I'd appreciate any feedback you might have.
> One glaring problem is the use of a "magic" cookie instead of a much more
> RESTful use of ETags, in the search index configuration. Unfortunately the
> REST interface is running as a CGI, and the CGI environment doesn't give me
> control at the If-Match stage. I'm planning on fixing this either by going
> the Apache module way, or by rolling a mini web server.
> Other than general comments on RESTfullness, would you produce DTDs or
> for the XML documents? (yeah, XML is not a requirement of REST, it's just a
> useful convention) Would you output more useful error documents instead of
> just e.g. "406 'query' parameter can't be null"?
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