[erlang-questions] HTTPS and Basic Authentication with Erlang

Loïc Hoguin essen@REDACTED
Thu Feb 16 11:53:08 CET 2017

On 02/16/2017 11:41 AM, Alex S. wrote:
> To be fair, you both describe half of REST. Both interlinking *and* good cache/method behaviour (which most browsers don’t rely upon, precisely because WWW is not that RESTful) is required for a REST architecture.

I only mentioned the parts that are not taken care of by simply using 
HTTP. In other words the parts an implementor of a REST API/client 
should be aware of (otherwise they're not doing REST).

I am not sure what you mean about browsers. Browsers do rely on and 
enforce cache rules. So do caching proxies. The Web wouldn't work 
without that.

> It is also fair to say that most homegrown protocols do not benefit from hyperlinking, and weren’t made with REST in mind (and with vendor mime types) precisely because of that.

There's no silver bullet. :-)

Loïc Hoguin

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