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Rest Web Service Terminology

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I've been reading about REST web services to get a better idea of the theory, and I was wondering about some of the terminology. In this article (http://www.packetizer.com/ws/rest.html), they talk about resources and representations. From my understanding, it sounds like 'representation' is used to mean the way the data is given to the requester (an application or a user), be it XML, JSON, or plain text. Would you agree?

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That seems right. Representation, from my understanding, is data. Any data that arrives from the server or is sent to the server from the client.

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The explain the resource to be like the software that handles the data, but they also seem to consider a blog entry in itself a resource. This probably refers to the tabular data in the database.

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