Shiraz Bhaiji Shiraz Bhaiji - 6 days ago 5
reST (reStructuredText) Question

JSON, AJAX, REST Terminology

Currently writing some documentation. Just wondering if we are using the terminology correctly.

We have an AJAX script that calls a service using a HTTP GET that returns JSON.

Would you call the service a REST service or a JSON service?

Answer

I'd call it a REST service which returns JSON.

EDIT

6 years on and what was I thinking! It's a web service which returns Json, as suggested in other answers. It may be RESTful, it may not.

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