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5048Re: [rest-discuss] The role of queries in REST?

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  • Josh Sled
    May 11, 2005
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      On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 14:38 +0200, Jan Algermissen wrote:
      > One fascinating thing about REST is IMHO that a description language
      > does not make sense, because it's the representations
      > (obtained at runtime) that tell the client what options (==hyperlinks)
      > there are to proceed through the application. There is
      > just nothing to be described pre-runtime.

      There does seem to be a requirement for a description as both
      documentation and tooling-input (to create client-side access stubs) for
      the software-accessing-an-API case.

      It's useful to describe an application state-space apart from its
      execution, especially as client software without a human operator can't
      respond well to (semantic) changes, and must be (well, it's easiest to
      be) built with a hard expectation of the server.

      ...jsled

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