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4425RE: [rest-discuss] Re-using information fields for queries in REST

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  • David Orchard
    Jun 1, 2004
      Gotcha on the use of hierarchy rather than flat where appropriate.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Roy T. Fielding [mailto:fielding@...]

      > Anyway, we are talking about resource discovery over arbitrary
      > data categories, and hence non-hierarchical in nature. There is
      > nothing wrong with telling the client how it can form URI's,
      > assuming that such a function doesn't change much over time.
      > Again, for cache reasons, I prefer methods of telling the client
      > to use the template
      > http://example.com/quotes/${exchange}/${symbol}
      > rather than the template
      > http://example.com/quotes?market=${exchange}&symbol=${symbol}
      > There is nothing stopping WSDL-like technology from defining
      > both of these mechanisms.
      > ....Roy

      Hey, now there's an idea. Maybe even official WSDL technology...

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