[OSGeo-Standards] Was: "file" formats. Is: GeoWeb

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Thu Jul 11 07:22:29 PDT 2013

Hi Peter,

there are some normative statements that you cite, which can clarify indeed
Would you have an authoritative link for that, so that we can base design 
decisions (also in standardization) on documented evidence?


On 07/10/2013 05:21 PM, Rushforth, Peter wrote:
> Peter,
>> excellent point - no need to care about syntax, about making
>> URLs RESTful, or WhateverFul.
> There is no such thing as a RESTful URL.  There are just URLs,
> and it is a service implementer's job to define those to be served.
> Specifying URL structure in documents is not REST, not at all.
> It may be good server documentation, perhaps.
> I don't know what to call it, but it shouldn't be called REST.  Maybe RPC.
> Calling it REST mis-informs the reader as to what REST is, and just creates
> blocks in discussions of this nature.
>> The interesting question starts exactly where REST stops: how
>> can I get what I need?
>> Discussing service functionality is so much more exciting.
> I don't see the disconnect between REST and data services, personally.
> Regards,
> Peter

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