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Microformats in REST Web Services

This the page for discussion, research, and standards regarding how to optimally use Microformats as the encoding for Representational State Transfer (REST) web services. REST is a software architectural style for distributed hypermedia systems like the world wide web. The goal is for all REST-related information in the microformats world to live under this URL.

Resources

Topics

URLs

rest/opacity
Properly Interpreting the "Axiom of URI Opacity"
rest/urls
How should URLs be structured for maximum clarity & discoverability?
rest/property
How to emulate WebDAV-style properties (metadata) over standard HTTP

HTML

rest/ahah
Asynchronous HTML vs. AJAX
rest/datatypes
How to encode type information in HTML
rest/description
What, if anything, is the analogue of WSDL for REST services?
rest/webforms
Upgrading browsers to support PUT and DELETE properly

Implementations

rest/rails
Ways to make Ruby on Rails more REST-friendly out of the box.
rest/json
RESTful-JSON, a generic data container alternative to AtomPub.


Standards

Background Research

Examples

Brainstorming

Proposals

Note that these are all preliminary.

Implementations

Atom-based alternatives

Tools

 $ script/plugin install restifarian # need beta gems/edge rails for this to work

Examples

Sites

Participants

See also

rest was last modified: Saturday, December 20th, 2008

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