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Re: [rest-discuss] Objects at REST...

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Andrzej Jan Taramina
<andrzej@chaeron.com> wrote:
>  I'm curious what others think of this notion of exposing objects using

I'm not sure it's a bad thing, but it does tend to shift the focus of
REST from a web of resources to specific objects. I'm always keen to
push the micro/macro view of systems with REST more than objects per
se, but if you are dealing with specific objects, I guess they're
resources like other resources, no?

I think this more comes down to the definition of an object. Is there
a difference between an object and a resource? In the broad definition
of "resource", then no. In terms of REST, you can perfectly well
design objects that cater to that architectual style. The problem is
that "object" can be a lot of things, and specifically things that
don't fit into the REST way of doing things even if you expose them
through it.

Again, we're back to the old "if done right, then yes, and if done
wrong, then no" explanation.

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