6582Re: [rest-discuss] Seeking feedback on the Blinksale API
- Oct 1, 2006Stefan Tilkov <stefan.tilkov@...> writes:
> On Sep 30, 2006, at 9:00 AM, Benjamin Carlyle wrote:It's nonsense I'm affraid. Lots of REST applications are built with
>> Well, you aren't really being RESTful unless your content type is
> Mark made this argument to me as well (http://www.infoq.com/articles/
> mark-baker-REST), and it still leaves me puzzled. If this is really
> accepted common wisdom, almost all examples of RESTful apps I'm aware
> of, and most articles (including e.g. the excellent one at http://
> www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/12/01/restful-web.html from Joe Gregorio) do
> not, in fact, describe RESTful applications.
simple XML; many examples are with simple XML; lots of other apps are
with twisted or simplified forms of other standards, eg: over
simplified HTML or RSS.
Most browsers display XML of course, so it's still possible to
interact with simple XML based services with a browser.
> Or should we view REST as an ideal and a RESTful app as one thatI don't think is true at all.
> tries to come as close to it as possible?
But it's also well understood that reuse is better than reinvention so
it's a good idea to use existing formats.
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