Hypermedia on Web APIs

Darrel Miller recently posted a very interesting overview of the state of the art around hypermedia on Web APIs.

Looking around known public APIs – and, of course, the ones I end up developing – it’s easy to agree that many times we’re using generic media-types with additional, out-of-band, semantics. We really should leverage “horizontal” media types for cross-cutting concerns and link relations for additional semantics. This leads me to also agree that there really isn’t a simple answer to Darrel’s question “What should I use”.

Worth reading!


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