Re: [Jersey] Hypermedia clarification

From: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:58:28 -0500

On Feb 15, 2010, at 4:49 PM, Markus Karg wrote:

> It would have been more fair to tell Mr Fielding the whole story:
I thought I asked the question in a fair and non-predudicial way. I think the terms "RPC-style", "fancy HTTP header" etc are quite the opposite.


> We have a discussion about HATEOAS and one programmer has the idea to switch
> state by sending links encoded as fancy http headers or RPC-style
> entity-free pure-action URIs, while the other programmer says that according
> to your dissertation and blog entries HATEOAS enforces that state-switching
> links must be part of the received document but never there may be neither
> RPC-style entity-free pure-action URI nor links sent in fancy http headers
> due to incompatibility and protocol dependency.
> Just as a backgrounder so you understand what the question is targeting in.
> Regards
> Markus
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Marc.Hadley_at_Sun.COM [mailto:Marc.Hadley_at_Sun.COM]
>> Sent: Montag, 15. Februar 2010 21:52
>> To: Roy T. Fielding
>> Cc:
>> Subject: [Jersey] Hypermedia clarification
>> 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)
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Marc.
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