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The first thing to highlight here is that the "resources archetypes" is not present in the original thesis, it was a later addition That's not right - REST and "resources archetypes" are a completely different ideas. REST, as you noted, is an architectural style. His thesis is, essentially, a message to other experts in the field of ...


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I'm trying to find the original source for REST Archetypes. A search suggests that it might have originated in the book REST API: Design Rulebook by Mark Massé (O'Reilly 2011) (Google books search). There are no useful search results before 2011. I agree with your assessment that such controller/action-oriented endpoints typically conflict with Fielding's ...


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There is nothing wrong with "controller" style resources in general. In your quote Fielding says so himself. He says (my interpretation obviously), RPC is not different because of syntax necessarily, but because it is not part of a generic interface (like HTTP with generic verbs), which is the only way intermediaries (proxies, caches, etc.) can ...


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