5842Re: [rest-discuss] RESTful representation of nouns?
- Apr 6 2:02 AM"Dr. Ernie Prabhakar" <drernie@...> writes:
> Thanks, Nic, Roy. The fog is clearing slightly. :-) The key issueOh that's just nomenclature.
> 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?
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