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21:25 logikos I'm learning about REST and trying to use it when building projects.  I understand that a resource should be accessed with one path and that the verbs tell the server what to do .. with the common pattern of having a list of records, and with the need to view the list, add new records, edit existing records, delete records etc. i have a question
21:25 logikos say that /employee gave a list of employees and /employee/123 gave employee #123 's details
21:25 logikos both GET requests
21:26 logikos if i wish to edit employee 123 i would post to /employee/123 but from what uri would i get the form as /employee/123 provides a view with the employees details, but not in a form (viewer may or may not be able to edit)
21:27 logikos so it seems you need 2 different GET uri's one to get the data, and one to get the form to be able to edit the data...
21:28 logikos would i simply create employeeForm/123 as a way to get the form?
21:28 logikos or is it expected that the server outputs the object only and the client formats it both for the view or for the form to be edited client side ?
21:28 logikos which would suck...
21:28 fumanchu there are several solutions
21:29 logikos at least for many of the things I'm doing
21:29 fumanchu 1) link to a form for creating form /employee
21:29 fumanchu from*
21:29 fumanchu 2) link to a form for editing from /employee/123
21:30 fumanchu 3) return a form inside /employee/123 (the HTML way)
21:31 logikos if we use option 3, and /employee/123 outputs a FORM then what URI would be used to get the detail view (not in a form)
21:33 asdf no, it can return both the object representation, and the form
21:33 fumanchu option 3 is to return the detail in a representation that can be POSTed or PUT to edit
21:33 asdf for example, the collection+json mediatype says you can return both an "items":[...data..] key, and a "template": {...form...} key
21:34 asdf (it also allows you to link the form as in the 2) above, eg. http://amundsen.com/media-types/collection/examples/#ex-item )
21:34 fumanchu another example: for my Shoji media type, the detail is the form: https://bitbucket.org/fumanchu/shoji/src/tip/spec.txt?at=default#spec.txt-842
21:37 logikos I have found it very restrictive to try to use a form to display the detail record .. forms are difficult to style and more often than not the data will be viewed without being edited than it will be edited .. so by displaying the data without the form allows us to present the detail much nicer, and reserve the form for only when an edit icon is clicked by users authorized to do so
21:37 logikos I will read up about collection+json, perhaps that is a solution
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#rest on freenode has been logged here from May 2014 until end of July 2018 but logging has been suspended because the channel has been riddled with spam since August 2018 with no end in site. See the following blog posts about the problem:

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