5835Re: [rest-discuss] RESTful representation of nouns?
- Apr 5, 2006Thanks, Nic, Roy. The fog is clearing slightly. :-) The key issue
appears to be:
On Apr 5, 2006, at 4:26 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> OTOH, a translation service like
> can simply be a POST of file-upload with the response being the
> converted representation.
>> However, that doesn't seem very RESTful.
> Why? POST is RESTful too, when it is used correctly.
This is what confuses me. My (naive) understanding is that every URI
represents a noun, that is, a resource. The URL:
seems like it represents a verb, especially when given parameters:
or even when given other nouns:
So, if I read Roy correctly, the service described by that URL is --
or at least could be -- RESTful. Does this mean that the belief "URLs
must represent nouns" is a complete myth? Or is there something else
going on here?
-- Ernie P.
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