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From: dave <dwilkie@gmail.com>
To: Rack Development <rack-devel@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Constructing and parsing 'Link' header
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:14:08 -0700 (PDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <04c877d2-ef50-48a5-a32e-267f5e9bfd82@15g2000vbb.googlegroups.com> (raw)

Hi,

I've just been reading Steve's blog post here:
http://blog.steveklabnik.com/2011/08/07/some-people-understand-rest-and-http.html
about good RESTful api's. He mentions that it's a good idea to use the
'Link' header to specify links to associated resources so that clients
don't have to construct their url's.

Is there a standard way to construct and parse these heading in Rack?
I was thinking something like this for Rails apps:

request.links = [{:link => public_gists_url, :rel => "public_gists"},
{:link => repos_url, :rel => "repos"}, {:link => gists_url, :rel =>
"gists"} ]

which would product the following header: Link: </gists/public>;
rel="public_gists", </user/repos>; rel="repos", <gists>; rel="gists"

Would this be a welcome edition to rack/contrib?

                 reply	other threads:[~2011-09-21 11:22 UTC|newest]

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