Re: [Jersey] What HATEOAS actually means

From: Jan Algermissen <>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:43:46 +0100

On Feb 15, 2010, at 5:27 PM, Paul Sandoz wrote:

> Link headers provide a useful alternative to that of media types for certain cases of hypermedia support.

No, I entirely do not think so because the focus on document oriented messaging is lost and I consider that essential.

I'd only use link headers to provide hypermedia that is not very domain specific but rather general, for example

- service documents
- nex,previous,up,down
- versions

Occasionally this could be loosened but I'd not recommend to stuff the domain semantics in a bunch of headers.

(Detailed response later)


 Jan Algermissen, Consultant
 NORD Software Consulting