Re: Hypermedia clarification

From: Roy T. Fielding <>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:26:16 -0800

On Feb 15, 2010, at 12:51 PM, Marc Hadley wrote:

> Roy,
> I'm hoping you could clear up a point in a discussion we're having on the Jersey users list.
> When the REST architectural style is mapped to HTTP, do the terms hypermedia and hypertext encompass:
> (i) HTTP headers and the entity body
> (ii) Just the entity body
> (iii) Something else (please explain)

A representation consists of representation data (body decoded)
and representation metadata (some of the headers).