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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Using the Uniform Interface

    1. How to Keep Interactions Visible

    2. When to Trade Visibility

    3. How to Maintain Application State

    4. How to Implement Safe and Idempotent Methods on the Server

    5. How to Treat Safe and Idempotent Methods in Clients

    6. When to Use GET

    7. When to Use POST

    8. How to Create Resources Using POST

    9. When to Use PUT to Create New Resources

    10. How to Use POST for Asynchronous Tasks

    11. How to Use DELETE for Asynchronous Deletion

    12. When to Use Custom HTTP Methods

    13. When and How to Use Custom HTTP Headers

  2. Chapter 2 Identifying Resources

    1. How to Identify Resources from Domain Nouns

    2. How to Choose Resource Granularity

    3. How to Organize Resources into Collections

    4. When to Combine Resources into Composites

    5. How to Support Computing/Processing Functions

    6. When and How to Use Controllers to Operate on Resources

  3. Chapter 3 Designing Representations

    1. How to Use Entity Headers to Annotate Representations

    2. How to Interpret Entity Headers

    3. How to Avoid Character Encoding Mismatch

    4. How to Choose a Representation Format and a Media Type

    5. How to Design XML Representations

    6. How to Design JSON Representations

    7. How to Design Representations of Collections

    8. How to Keep Collections Homogeneous

    9. How to Use Portable Data Formats in Representations

    10. When to Use Entity Identifiers

    11. How to Encode Binary Data in Representations

    12. When and How to Serve HTML Representations

    13. How to Return Errors

    14. How to Treat Errors in Clients

  4. Chapter 4 Designing URIs

    1. How to Design URIs

    2. How to Use URIs As Opaque Identifiers

    3. How to Let Clients Treat URIs As Opaque Identifiers

    4. How to Keep URIs Cool

  5. Chapter 5 Web Linking

    1. How to Use Links in XML Representations

    2. How to Use Links in JSON Representations

    3. When and How to Use Link Headers

    4. How to Assign Link Relation Types

    5. How to Use Links to Manage Application Flow

    6. How to Deal with Ephemeral URIs

    7. When and How to Use URI Templates

    8. How to Use Links in Clients

  6. Chapter 6 Atom and AtomPub

    1. How to Model Resources Using Atom

    2. When to Use Atom

    3. How to Use AtomPub Service and Category Documents

    4. How to Use AtomPub for Feed and Entry Resources

    5. How to Use Media Resources

  7. Chapter 7 Content Negotiation

    1. How to Indicate Client Preferences

    2. How to Implement Media Type Negotiation

    3. How to Implement Language Negotiation

    4. How to Implement Character Encoding Negotiation

    5. How to Support Compression

    6. When and How to Send the Vary Header

    7. How to Handle Negotiation Failures

    8. How to Use Agent-Driven Content Negotiation

    9. When to Support Server-Driven Negotiation

  8. Chapter 8 Queries

    1. How to Design URIs for Queries

    2. How to Design Query Responses

    3. How to Support Query Requests with Large Inputs

    4. How to Store Queries

  9. Chapter 9 Web Caching

    1. How to Set Expiration Caching Headers

    2. When to Set Expiration Caching Headers

    3. When and How to Use Expiration Headers in Clients

    4. How to Support Caching for Composite Resources

    5. How to Keep Caches Fresh and Warm

  10. Chapter 10 Conditional Requests

    1. How to Generate Last-Modified and ETag Headers

    2. How to Implement Conditional GET Requests in Servers

    3. How to Submit Conditional GET and HEAD Requests from Clients

    4. How to Implement Conditional PUT Requests in Servers

    5. How to Implement Conditional DELETE Requests in Servers

    6. How to Make Unconditional GET Requests from Clients

    7. How to Submit Conditional PUT and DELETE Requests from Clients

    8. How to Make POST Requests Conditional

    9. How to Generate One-Time URIs

  11. Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Writes

    1. How to Copy a Resource

    2. How to Merge Resources

    3. How to Move a Resource

    4. When to Use WebDAV Methods

    5. How to Support Operations Across Servers

    6. How to Take Snapshots of Resources

    7. How to Undo Resource Updates

    8. How to Refine Resources for Partial Updates

    9. How to Use the PATCH Method

    10. How to Process Similar Resources in Bulk

    11. How to Trigger Bulk Operations

    12. When to Tunnel Multiple Requests Using POST

    13. How to Support Batch Requests

    14. How to Support Transactions

  12. Chapter 12 Security

    1. How to Use Basic Authentication to Authenticate Clients

    2. How to Use Digest Authentication to Authenticate Clients

    3. How to Use Three-Legged OAuth

    4. How to Use Two-Legged OAuth

    5. How to Deal with Sensitive Information in URIs

    6. How to Maintain the Confidentiality and Integrity of Representations

  13. Chapter 13 Extensibility and Versioning

    1. How to Maintain URI Compatibility

    2. How to Maintain Compatibility of XML and JSON Representations

    3. How to Extend Atom

    4. How to Maintain Compatibility of Links

    5. How to Implement Clients to Support Extensibility

    6. When to Version

    7. How to Version RESTful Web Services

  14. Chapter 14 Enabling Discovery

    1. How to Document RESTful Web Services

    2. How to Use OPTIONS

  1. Appendix Additional Reading

    1. Books

    2. References

  2. Appendix Overview of REST

    1. Uniform Resource Identifiers

    2. Resources

    3. Representations

    4. Uniform Interface

    5. Hypermedia and Application State

  3. Appendix HTTP Methods

    1. OPTIONS

    2. GET

    3. HEAD

    4. POST

    5. PUT

    6. DELETE

    7. TRACE

  4. Appendix Atom Syndication Format

    1. Key Elements of Feeds and Entries

    2. Other Atom Elements to Consider

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