UWS as a REST protocol
mjg at cacr.caltech.edu
Mon Feb 26 14:11:12 PST 2007
> As a counter example, if we have an access reference such as
> Then I suggest this is probably about as RESTful as most URLs which
> reference static files (so long as the dataset identifier is persistent).
> The main point of REST appears to be simplicity, elegance, and reuse of
> standard protocols and infrastructure.
The main point of REST is having resources which can be accessed through
a standard CRUD interface that maps onto the HTTP methods:
CREATE = POST
RETRIEVE = GET
UPDATE = PUT
DELETE = DELETE
is not RESTful since you're using an HTTP GET method to delete a
resource. REST is by nature resource-oriented (hence the need for
everything to be addressable by a URI) and not service-oriented like
most CGI (HTTP GET) scripts and SOAP.
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