7117RE: "Lightweight Data Access Services" and Well Designed Urls [rest-discuss]
- Nov 30, 2006
>> > The next issue you debated with me was whether REST requiredmiss.
>> > hypermedia. I am still unclear as to what hypermedia exactly looks
>> > like (I've seen zero real world examples in anything I've read
>> > online)
>> I would have thought a web browser consuming HTML would be pretty hard to
I was referring to web services, not web browsers.
>> > However, ALL of the examples of web services implementations I haveaspect.
>> > seen that claim to be REST-based DO NOT incorporate a "hypermedia"
>> You might want to look at feed auto-discovery:...That new job kept you away for a while? ;-) You were replying to a really
old message. I've since found many of your articles and I praised them in
later emails as the only ones that I had found that were clear to a
REST-newbie. Also in the past month I've been reading A LOT about REST and
RFCs, and have a much better handle on things.
OTOH, thanks for the links; one of them was new to me.
Also, I'm a huge fan of the URI Template spec.
P.S. One more thing; wouldn't you say that the Atom Feed Autodiscovery and
the OpenSearch, from a web services perspective, fairly trivial with
essentially one operation each? I mean they are not at the level of
something like placing a purchase order or anything.
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