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Re: A RESTful API framework

by ctilmes (Priest)
on Nov 10, 2009 at 18:46 UTC ( #806313=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A RESTful API framework

I like some of the things that Catalyst::Controller::REST does, you might take a look at it -- it follows a similar approach to what you are proposing, but in the context of Catalyst.

In particular, it unpacks the supplied content (if you want) based on the format specified by the "Content-Type" header, and serializes your output data structure. (It uses Content-Type for that too -- I think it should use "Accept" for that.)

Your GET/PUT/POST handler doesn't have to deal with that at all, but the user can supply input in whatever format they want: XML, YAML, JSON, etc. and consume your results however they want. The perl handler can just deal with native perl data structures.

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Re^2: A RESTful API framework
by jeteve (Pilgrim) on Nov 10, 2009 at 19:24 UTC
    Yep, that's interesting.

    I'm planning to allow you to plugin your own crafted Apache2::Request subclass in the system, so if you need a specific deserialization, you'd be able to implement it yourself.

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