The current situation of REST applications accessed by a web browser

As regular readers will know I'm not one for link blogging but this recent post by Dave Thomas of The Pragmatic Programmers is the reason for me to do so.

This is one of the clearest, well written explanations of the current limitations of implementing REST-based applications that are accessed via a web browser that I have found.

This excerpt is one to to bear in mind before getting excited about the concept of REST:

How well do browsers play in a RESTful world?

Well, for a start, they really only use two of the HTTP verbs: GET and POST. Is this a problem? Yes and no.

If you want to know which bits of REST a browser currently supports and which bits it doesn't - read on...

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