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# does NOT become a full-fledged [http://hideoustriumph.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/ws-deathstar-for-the-rest-of-us/ RPC] solution
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==

Revision as of 16:21, 4 September 2008

RESTful JSON

Charter

Given that:

  • REST is a powerful architecture for scalable web services
  • JSON is a lightweight container for exchanging data
  • AtomPub, while RESTful, requires XML documents with strict metadata requirements

The goal of the RESTful JSON project is to develop a series of conventions for:

  • URLs
  • HTTP methods
  • HTTP headers
  • JSON fields

that:

  1. is maximally compatible with existing (RESTful, generic) clients
  2. enables partial updates
  3. allows paging and/or partial returns of large datasets
  4. standardizes linking to related resources
  5. use of hypermedia (links + context) to manage application state
  6. does NOT become a full-fledged RPC solution

Resources

Proposals

Implementations