[OSGeo-Standards] Was: "file" formats. Is: GeoWeb
p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Thu Jul 11 08:20:16 PDT 2013
now I'm puzzled - so you say REST = http, and any http request is RESTful?
If I am free to compose URLs, then KVP fits in perfectly (which is fine with me, but I believe I heard other voices).
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From: Rushforth, Peter [Peter.Rushforth at NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:11 PM
To: Baumann, Peter
Cc: Raj Singh; standards at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Standards] Was: "file" formats. Is: GeoWeb
I guess the Architecture of thw World Wide Web  is as close to normative as
I can come for that. It doesn't actually use the term "REST", but that term
was coined to describe that architecture, and is defined in chapter 5 ,
specifically under section 5.1.5 . It has nothing to do with how you
compose your URLs. I hope this helps?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Baumann [mailto:p.baumann at jacobs-university.de]
> Sent: July 11, 2013 10:22
> To: Rushforth, Peter
> Cc: Raj Singh; standards at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] Was: "file" formats. Is: GeoWeb
> 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,
> > Regards,
> > Peter
> Dr. Peter Baumann
> - Professor of Computer Science, Jacobs University Bremen
> mail: p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
> tel: +49-421-200-3178, fax: +49-421-200-493178
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