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[yast-devel] WebYaST: responding XML to an HTML request
  • From: Klaus Kaempf <kkaempf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:28:17 +0200
  • Message-id: <20091015132817.GA22664@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

a couple of service controllers return XML to an HTML request. This is
usually done as

respond_to do |format|
format.html { render :xml => ... } #return xml only
...
end

As coded above, the HTTP reply header reports "text/html" with the
reply body containing XML.
This is wrong and not RESTful (can we say RESTless ? ;-))


The service should always respond with a resource representation that
was requested from the client. If this is not possible, a default
representation (i.e. json) should be choosen.

Klaus
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