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Re: MUST a collection be returned as an Atom feed?
In theory, yes, you could put lots of different representations there
and then do
content negotiation. But I would advise against that:
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Jan Algermissen
> I have raised the following issue on rest-discuss in various forms already.
> Excuse me for bringing it up on this list again. I am just curious what
> people here think.
> RFC 5023 says:
> "Collection - A Resource that contains a set of Member Resources.
> Collections are represented as Atom Feeds."
> Does that mean that an AtomPub server MUST be (at least) respond to a GET on
> a collection URI with an Atom feed
> I am asking because I consider that to be too constraining. The client
> should not be able to make such an assumption. It should discover at runtime
> that the response is application/atom+xml rather than expect it to be prior
> to the request.