Re: Hypermedia acid test

Hi Martynas,

you want to prove if an architecture uses hypertext as the engine of application state. But I don't understand your experiment yet. What do you mean by "simultaneously in modes a and b"? The experiment will fail for every system sooner or later, because the remote connection is unstable by definition.

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Am 21.04.2015 00:45 schrieb Martynas Jusevičius <>:
> Hey everyone, 
> I had this idea for a while of some kind of test for hypermedia agents. 
> Consider 2 components: 
> 1. a server S that serves data from a dataset D 
> The server implements HATEOAS using vocabulary V to serve all possible 
> states for data output and input. 
> Vocabulary V defines the meaning of transitions between states. 
> 2. client C that renders server responses as a user interface UI. The 
> UI renders all states and transitions served by S. 
> The client has 2 modes: 
> - local, where it uses responses of an embedded server with dataset DL 
> - remote, where it uses responses of a remote server with dataset DR, 
> communicating over HTTP (the concept of a Linked Data browser) 
> As a result, C can access its own dataset over HTTP by working 
> simultaneously in modes a and b. 
> My "thesis" is: With the conditions that 
> - the only shared knowledge between S and C is V 
> - datasets DL and DR are equal 
> the S/C architecture is only really HATEOS if the UI is exactly the 
> same for every application state in local client mode and remote 
> client mode. 
> Does this make any sense? :) It could most likely be simplified, but 
> probably becomes harder to demonstrate. 
> This requires a client that can render and edit local and remote data 
> in exactly the same way. Formats such as JSON-LD as well as RDF/XML 
> should be useful for this. 
> Martynas 

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