[Catalyst] RESTful response codes.

Francisco Obispo fobispo at isc.org
Thu Feb 23 23:57:48 GMT 2012

I think your API needs to provide a mapping between HTTP response codes and your intended response codes.. that should be enough to keep them happy..

201-> created
401-> access denied


On Feb 23, 2012, at 3:25 PM, Bill Moseley wrote:

> Here's a discussion I'm having with a consumer of an API.
> For a RESTful service they would like the API to ALWAYS include a response body that includes a { status_block => { status => 'success" } }.    I, of course, point out that HTTP already provides a complete list of http status codes.  But, they suggest that there might be a time when additional status is needed.   I cannot think of case where that would happen.  PUT a resource and it's either successful or not -- there's no gray area.
> The HTTP spec http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html seems pretty clear.
> Can anyone think of a reason to always return a status?  Or better, any references that would be more helpful or convincing than the spec listed above?
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Bill Moseley
> moseley at hank.org
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