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Revision as of 05:08, 13 September 2008



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


  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. defines a generic query syntax
  6. uses hypermedia (links + context) to manage application state
  7. does NOT become a full-fledged RPC solution




  • Is the top-level entity a simple array (Persevere, Dojo) or a full-fledged object (CouchDB, ActiveRecord?)