[Grok-dev] Re: HTTP PUT and HTTP DELETE security support

Oliver Oli oliver.oli at gmail.com
Thu May 17 17:06:27 EDT 2007

> The Ruby on Rails talk discusses higher level systems to make an
> application get standard REST behavior. The pattern tends to be (also
> gleaned from the Atom Publishing Protocol that I was pointed to):
> GET on a container: get list of items in container (in XML, JSON, etc)
> GET on container item: get container item data
> POST on a container: create new object
> PUT on container item: overwrite container item data
> DELETE on container item: delete container item

A PUT can also be a create operation with a given resource name. A
POST request should return the location (url) of the created resource.

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