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* Constructing and parsing 'Link' header
@ 2011-09-21 11:14 dave
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From: dave @ 2011-09-21 11:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
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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?

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