5043RE: [rest-discuss] The role of queries in REST?
- May 11 3:57 AM
RE: [rest-discuss] The role of queries in REST?
>> Isn't there a paradox here? On the one hand, identifiers to resources must >be made available, else clients can't access the
>> resources. On the other hand too much knowledge of resource identifiers >leads to coupling.So is there a standard description language being adopted? I know that Tim Bray suggested one recently ( http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/05/03/SMEX-D ). If eveyone creates their own way to describe the available services then each client is still somewhat tightly coupled to the implementation.
>I think Jan meant that the client shouldn't be hardcoded to assume the >location of certain things - like looking for resource identifiers such as >robots.txt, favicon.gif, etc. Having a level of indirection through a >description language allows one client to work with many sites - which is the >goal of decoupling
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