I have a REST URL to get all users formatted like this: http://example.com/users
To get an individual user by id: http://example.com/users/12345
To get all user's bids: http://example.com/users/12345/bids
To get all user's bids between two dates: http://example.com/users/12345/bids/?start=01/01/2012&end=01/31/2012
o debería ser así: http://example.com/users/12345/bids/start/01012012/end/01312012
I'm leaning towards the 1st date range URL as start and end are not entities in the domain. What is the proper way to format a REST URL with a date range?
preguntado el 09 de marzo de 12 a las 16:03
Have the query parameters on the same "level" as the bids (remove the slash before the question mark). But you would probably want to have support for if they only provide one query parameter. So if they only provided "start" then it would get all bids after that date, or if they only provided "end" it would get all bids before that date.
The reasoning being that query parameters are good for GETting a subset of results from a GET request. They don't go on another level because the next level is usually one specific item with a unique identifier.
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- There shouldn't be a slash before the query string.
- Avoid using slashes in the query string. It'll be easier that way.
if example.com/users/12345 gets the user with id 12345, then to get all users by id it should be example.com/users with the id included in the response as a relationship. (usually a hyperlink to that resource).
Now to get them by date ranges it should be example.com/users/start=01-01-2012&end=01-31-2012
The 12345 part is the id of an individual user, it's a resource, therefore it should not be included to get the rest of the users.
As the name of the parameter it should be meaningful. start could mean anything, but start_date is more meaninful.