4454Re: [rest-discuss] does URI structure matter?
- Jun 11, 2004
>My opinion is that both are tools, with benefits and costs. Both are widely
> > Why is discovery of a particular URI "better" than discovery
> > of the construction technique for a URI? This argues that HTML
> > FORM GETs are a bad way of creating URIs because they are
> > fabricated.
> There seems to be a lot of discussion about how the URIs in a REST
> system should look. Or how they map to server data structures.
> Maybe I'm behind the times here -- Roy seems to want a WSDL-like
> technology to allow you to compose URIs. But does the URI really
> Paul Prescod argues that the URIs in a REST system ought to be
> thought of as opaque. You would only discover them as links from other
> results obtained in the REST system.
used - discovery via href= attributes and generative via FORMs. The
discovery via href= style attributes is pretty simple and 'standard'. The
construction of URI based on a service meta-description is more complex and
not widely used outside of HTML - I'd love to see a more powerful version
put forth & accepted by the community.
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