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Standard: REST

About the Standard: REST (Representational State Transfer) an architectural style for distributed hypermedia systems like the Web. The term REST is now used in a loose sense to describe any simple Web-based interface that uses XML and HTTP without use of Web Service technologies such as SOAP .

Version: Not applicable.

Maturity: This is a relatively new approach.

Risk Assessment: The REST approach is used in a variety of Web applications such as Amazon, eBay, various Blogs, etc.

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Author: Brian Kelly, UKOLN (BrianKelly)


Date Created: 22 July 2005

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