[uf-new] resource access methods

Andrew Harrison a.b.harrison at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Sun May 18 09:27:07 PDT 2008

I think what I'm imagining is something more akin to:

<p class="resource">
     <span class="method">GET</span> <span class="url">/user/{user- 

This would allow online API descriptions to use common class  
attributes as well as expressing relationships between resources.



On 16 May 2008, at 09:44, Andrew Harrison wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm pretty new to microformats so please forgive any dumb questions  
> or assumptions.
> I have been looking for a while for some way of describing how you  
> might access a resource other than the typically implied GET. It  
> seems to me a pretty general requirement but one which is not well  
> supported.
> In particular I want to model a process, or graph, that might  
> involve a number of steps including posting, putting, getting and  
> deleting resources. But I don't want to get bogged down in WADLesque  
> description documents, not least because the graph should be able to  
> change as you move through it.
> I can imagine it could be achieved through something as simple as a  
> link relation:
> <atag rel="post" href="http://bla.org"/>
> (my understanding is that href attributes only imply an HTTP GET, as  
> opposed to specifying it.)
> Or through something more complex, i.e. an hxxx.
> So I'm wondering if there has been any work or thoughts on this. Is  
> there some obvious trap I have missed? Would microformats be a  
> suitable way forward?
> cheers,
> Andrew
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