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[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

  • From: Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <Santiago.PericasGeertsen@...>
  • To: jsr339-experts@...
  • Subject: [jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?
  • Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:21:20 -0500


On Nov 26, 2012, at 4:34 PM, Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@...> wrote:

> 
> On Nov 26, 2012, at 9:05 PM, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 
> <Santiago.PericasGeertsen@...> wrote:
> 
>
>> On Nov 26, 2012, at 2:14 PM, Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@...> wrote:
>
>>> 
>>> On Nov 26, 2012, at 6:05 PM, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 
>>> <Santiago.PericasGeertsen@...> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Nov 26, 2012, at 10:51 AM, Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@...> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Nov 26, 2012, at 4:38 PM, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 
>>>>> <Santiago.PericasGeertsen@...> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Nov 20, 2012, at 4:14 PM, Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@...> 
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Nov 16, 2012, at 11:11 PM, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 
>>>>>>> <Santiago.PericasGeertsen@...> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Nov 16, 2012, at 4:46 PM, Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@...> 
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Nov 16, 2012, at 10:40 PM, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 
>>>>>>>>> <Santiago.PericasGeertsen@...> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Jan,
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> My gut reaction is that we should not absolutize URIs on the 
>>>>>>>>>> server, it can lead to all sorts of problems (clustering 
>>>>>>>>>> environments, etc.).
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Yes. That was what I came to, too (in my However(!) sentence)
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> I see.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> We should instead have the notion of a base URI on the client, and 
>>>>>>>>>> have the client API do the work, just like a browser. 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> That is the problem. The existing base URI 'determining' algorithm 
>>>>>>>>> will lead to anything, but never to the JAX-RS application path.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> I didn't mean we'd do this automatically. We should ask the "human" 
>>>>>>>> developer for help :)
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> I am now thinking that there is 'concept' missing - I'll think 
>>>>>>>>> about it and see if I get an idea of it, at least.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Sounds good.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> What about putting an alternative Link/Uri -fromResourceXX() base URI 
>>>>>>> in ApplicationConfig?
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> @javax.ws.rs.ApplicationPath("resources")
>>>>>>> @javax.ws.rs.BaseUri("http://service.ex.org/erp-system/api";)
>>>>>>> public class ApplicationConfig extends javax.ws.rs.core.Application {
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> }
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Not ideal, but maybe it triggers other thoughts.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I don't think this will generally work in a clustering environment 
>>>>>> (with load balancers, etc.). It may work if that info is in a 
>>>>>> deployment descriptor, but having to recompile my app just to deploy 
>>>>>> it correctly is clearly undesirable. 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> What about introducing the notion of a base URI as part of the Client 
>>>>>> API? 
>>>>> 
>>>>> That won't work because the base URI for relative URI references in 
>>>>> HTTP responses is already defined by the HTTP & friends spec stack. 
>>>>> This is nothing you can override or tamper with.
>>>> 
>>>> I don't understand this, can you send some links explaining that? 
>>>> 
>>>>> This is why having Link.fromXXX produce relative URI refs makes the 
>>>>> whole thing useless. You definitely need to prepend a base URI. And for 
>>>>> that you need to create a new Link object via a roundtrip through 
>>>>> UriBuilder.
>>>> 
>>>> Browsers resolve relative URIs all the time, so it can't be useless. 
>>>> There are various mechanisms for converting a relative URI to an 
>>>> absolute one. I believe this is the one that applies to our client API:
>>>> 
>>>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-5.1.4
>>> 
>>> No, this section only applies if the other's do not. You have to look at 
>>> 5.1.1 to 5.1.3.
>
>> I don't see how 5.1.1 or 5.1.2 apply here. As for 5.1.3, I understand how 
>> this may apply but I don't see the problem of overriding
> 
> ???
> 
> It is not up to you to decide. 5.1.3 will allways apply in an HTTP response 
> context (if 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 don't). It already is the default.

 That is certainly the case in general. I was talking specifically about 
clients built using our Client API, in which case we can certainly override 
this. But, of course, some arbitrary HTTP client out there that attempts to 
follow link headers will not work (don't know of any at the moment). Hence, 
my other proposal below ... 

>> The only other alternative that I can think of is to generate all the 
>> server URIs relative to the request URI. This may work but adds complexity 
>> to the implementation and application. Additionally, on the client API, we 
>> may need to eagerly absolutize URIs or store information to co-relate 
>> request and responses. 

 What about this then?

-- Santiago



[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

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[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/16/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/16/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/16/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/20/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/26/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/27/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/27/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Santiago Pericas-Geertsen 11/27/2012

[jsr339-experts] Re: [jax-rs-spec users] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Are Links build with fromReosurce or fromResourceMethod are useful at all?

Jan Algermissen 11/27/2012
 
 
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