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Re: Interaction model vs data model

From: Wilde, Erik <Erik.Wilde@emc.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:25:49 -0500
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "public-ldp-wg@w3.org" <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD272CBF.E508%erik.wilde@emc.com>
hello kingsley.

On 2013-01-24 17:59 , "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>On 1/24/13 11:40 AM, Wilde, Erik wrote:
>> i am certainly using "link" in the REST sense: references that clients
>>are expected to follow in their application flow, and where the behavior
>>is defined by the protocol (the media type). if that may cause
>>confusion, what about hyperlink, following the recent trend that one of
>>the essences of REST is that it's hypermedia?
>Is a Content-type (or media type) a protocol? Isn't that metadata for
>the resource denoted by the link? Basically, the description of the data
>de-referenced by the link.

any content type that uses links (i.e., goes beyond simple image/gif kind
of standalone data formats) essentially is a protocol: it defines rules
how interactions between clients and servers are possible, and what they
mean.

cheers,

dret.
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:26:45 UTC

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