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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hi.
We all are hearing about RESTful applications and RESTful URLs.
All are emphazing on the freindly URLs, even Servlet 3 will support RESTful URLs (AFAIK).
But take a look at Yahoo ! and Amazon web sites.
They could have the most un-freindly URLs on the web (maybe for security reasons?).
If ResTful URLs are not used by big guys, why to use it?
 
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If ResTful URLs are not used by big guys, why to use it?


The obvious answer is that the big guys are NOT interested in guiding you directly to a resource, they are interested in you reading the whole page.

However, it turns out that Amazon, Yahoo and other "big guys" do provide RESTful interfaces for programmers, you just have to look for them.

For example, this 2 year old article about Amazon.

Bill
 
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