[typo] RESTful Typo

Piers Cawley pdcawley at bofh.org.uk
Tue Aug 22 03:38:02 EDT 2006

josh at hasmanythrough.com writes:

> Piers Cawley wrote:
>> "Scott Laird" <scott at sigkill.org> writes:
>>> I'm not completely sure that I see the point in switching URL formats.
>>>  I actually *like* our permalink URLs, and frequently use
>>> article/:year/:month to view a subset of the blog.  I may be in the
>>> minority on this, though :-).
>>> I can see moving to restful URLs for API-ish code like the feeds (and
>>> then mirroring them with PUT, DELETE, to replace the admin interface),
>>> but it's not clear to me that more restful permalink URLs really
>>> achieves any particular goal.  Can you give a couple examples?
>> As we discussed on GTalk, I think we can keep the current permalink
>> URLs by introducing a 'posts' controller for the more APIish ways of
>> monkeying with things.
>> As an aside, I wonder if going RESTful would make implementing the
>> Atom API any easier?
> I really like Scott Raymond's writeup of how moving IconBuffet to REST
> saved him a bunch of code.
> http://scottraymond.net/articles/2006/07/20/refactoring-to-rest

Oh yes. One of the things I read that reminded me that Rails is doing
the Right Thing now.

> If you can create a set of URLs that represent the same sets of resources
> as the Atom API, I imagine that would be very useful for implementing the
> Atom API.

It's certainly tempting :)

Piers Cawley <pdcawley at bofh.org.uk>

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