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Bug 123097 - |Improve URI syntax to support edit/create using forms|TBD| Ayub Khan| |
Summary: |Improve URI syntax to support edit/create using forms|TBD| Ayub Khan| |
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: webservices
Classification: Unclassified
Component: REST (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Ayub Khan
Depends on:
Blocks: 123409
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Reported: 2007-11-30 00:27 UTC by Peter Liu
Modified: 2008-04-14 17:13 UTC (History)
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Description Peter Liu 2007-11-30 00:27:42 UTC
This is an idea from Nam:

I wanted to propose 2 more improvements that would make us competitive RoR REST-style:

#1. URL for retrieve form for edit and and create new:

Currently for each database entity we would have the following 5 combinations of HTTP method and URI:
  GET             /customers/
  POST          /customers/
  GET             /customers/1
  PUT             /customers/1
  DELETE      /customers/1

It would be easier for application developer if we generate 2 more combinations:
  GET             /customers/1/edit
  GET             /customers/new
which would return form representation, mime type "application/x-www-form-urlencoded".  (See jersey SimpleServlet sample).

These are what RoR does.  Alternatively maybe we could avoid introducing 'new' or 'edit' to the url.
 GET             /customers/1.form  or /customers/1  with MIME type "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
 GET             /customers.form or /customers with MIME type "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
Comment 1 Lukas Jungmann 2008-04-14 17:13:29 UTC
moving opened issues where TM != dev to TM=TBD