URI Template Descriptions

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Authors Erik Wilde  , Cornelia Davis  , Yiming Liu 
Last updated 2013-06-13 (latest revision 2012-12-10)
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Interactions with many resources on the Web are driven by and/or can be described by URI Templates. RFC 6570 says that "a URI Template is a compact sequence of characters for describing a range of Uniform Resource Identifiers through variable expansion." This specification defines Template Descriptions, a schema and a media type that can be used to document and describe a URI Template by supporting descriptive markup that allows variables to be associated with documentation (human-oriented) and/or descriptions (machine- oriented). Template Descriptions can be used by media types (by inclusion or by reference) that seek to make URI Templates self- describing, without having to create their own representation.


Erik Wilde (erik.wilde@emc.com)
Cornelia Davis (cornelia.davis@emc.com)
Yiming Liu (yliu@ischool.berkeley.edu)

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