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Re: Web services revisited

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM, John Locke <..hidden..> wrote:

> Possible Index handler:
> GET /rest/1.0/my_company/ar_transactions/?invoice_id=N499216

I had a thought about this one.  Suppose we allow a by= field to
specify a non-standard id key?  In that case, your URL would look like

GET /rest/1.0/my_company/ar_transactions/N499216?by=invnumber

The desired result would then be to get a redirect to the the cannonical URL.

I am thinking that this avoids issues like:
GET /rest/1.0/my_company/customers/A1234/locations/billing?customers_by=meta_number&locations_by=location_class

In that case instead you'd do:

GET /rest/1.0/my_company/customers/A1234?by=meta_number

Capture the redirect address

then do

You could then either do a redirect and add the extension or pursue
the redirect with the content type header.

Note, by would only be valid where the field is a valid secondary key.
 The modules would be responsible for enforcing this.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers