[uf-rest] Sitemaps as service descriptions

Luke Arno luke.arno at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 16:33:12 PST 2005

On 11/15/05, Dan Kubb <dan.kubb-rails at autopilotmarketing.com> wrote:
> On 8-Nov-05, at 5:29 PM, Mark Rickerby 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.
> This reminded me of the Google Sitemap Protocol:
>    https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/docs/en/protocol.html
> The purpose of this format was to instruct Google Bot where
> the resources on your site are and how frequently each of
> them changes.
> > The sitemap would point to the overall structure of resources (nouns),
> > allowing agents to do the rest at the verb/form level.
> Right.  There's no need to specify what verbs the resources can
> handle, just do an OPTIONS request to the resource and look
> at the Allow response header to see which methods are supported.

OPTIONs is the Right thing for this but is still a
problem with PHP, I believe.


- Luke

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