[uf-rest] Sitemaps as service descriptions

Luke Arno luke.arno at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 15:21:14 PST 2005

On 11/8/05, Mark Rickerby <maetl at mcs.vuw.ac.nz> wrote:
> I was looking at some of the stuff on the wiki, and came across this:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/rest/description
> While I think I tend to agree that a REST description language isn't
> really needed, I was wondering if there could already be a standard
> existing in terms of sitemap navigation pages. The sitemap would point
> to the overall structure of resources (nouns), allowing agents to do
> the rest at the verb/form level.

In general the RESTy way is just to follow links from resource
to resource. A sitemap is nice but it is not the strength of
the Web.

"hypertext as the engine of application state"

- Luke

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