REST interface types

From: Devon <decasm_at_nyob>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:22:16 -0400
To: CODE4LIB_at_LISTSERV.ND.EDU
I'm getting ready to write a REST interface to OCLC's crosswalking
system. My problem is that I'm not convinced developers actually want
a textbook REST interface. I have a hunch that most developers really
just want a non-SOAP url they can POST to with a crosswalked version
returned in the response body.

Given the classifications here [1], I was wondering if people could
give some feedback about what interface type they'd actually want to
use, what might be too much effort to use, and what they're sure they
don't want.

Thanks,
Devon

[1] http://www.nordsc.com/ext/classification_of_http_based_apis.html

-- 
Devon Smith
Consulting Software Engineer
OCLC Research
http://www.oclc.org/research/people/smith.htm
Received on Tue Jul 19 2011 - 11:24:17 UTC