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> > 3. I don't understand the rationale for principal #2; what's the
> > reason to prefer one of these three?
> > .../parts/345
> > ../part?234
> > ../part?id=345
> > Yes, I removed the "get" word; once I do that, what's the issue?
> Practically, there is probably not much of a difference.
> But, the first is a reference to a resource. The latter two are queries
> and (arguably) not resources in their own right. Queries have slightly
> different semantics. For instance, queries are constructed by the client
> whereas normal hierarchical URIs should be treated as opaque.
I have never agreed with the notion that a query string identifies something
different from a RESTable resource. I see a query like this as a request
for a particular view of a resource. That view I think of as a resource