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   Re: [xml-dev] Painful USA Today article (was RE: [xml-dev] ANN: RESTTuto

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John Evdemon wrote:
> Query: there is nothing in the REST architectural style that requires
> the use of XML -can someone clarify this for me?

That's right. What's to clarify? ;) Neither REST nor HTTP have any
preference for media types. HTML and PDF happen to be the most useful
and popular media types for human-readable documents and XML is the most
useful for machine readable ones. REST does prescribe media types that
allow hyperlinks so XML is obviously a natural fit.

 Paul Prescod


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