KItis KItis - 11 days ago 8
reST (reStructuredText) Question

What does Representational state transfer means : REST

I have been reading all over the net to get the exact meaning of two words:

REPRESENTATIONAL STATE

I have a doubt. I am misunderstanding these terms. i want to clarify understanding with some one how has good idea about this.

My understanding is that, there is a resource located in the server. SO Rest means that, transferring some representational state of this resource to a client.

if server has a resource x, then if we can make representational state y of resource x, and transferring it over the web is what REST means, is this correct or what is the correct meaning of it. could some one explain me this.

Answer

Representational State Transfer refers to transferring "representations". You are using a "representation" of a resource to transfer resource state which lives on the server into application state on the client.

Transfer

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