Web Resource Types

Web Resource Types

Web resource types are defined in a general way that allows them to achieve key features of Web architecture. These features include generality, late binding of references to representations, and content negotiation based on request characteristics. Using a generic representation also allows authors to refer to a concept without worrying about changing links when the representation changes.

Metadata and representation of web resource types

Metadata is data that describes a resource. This data can be structured in different ways and can be used by other programs. Some users prefer to view metadata attached to a resource, while others prefer it to be separate. Despite the fact that metadata is important, there are some issues associated with using it.

First of all, metadata should be structured in such a way that it helps people to identify and match similar objects. Moreover, metadata should be written in a way that makes it understandable for both humans and computer systems. This will make it more interoperable and integrate with other technologies and systems.


The HTTP GET protocol allows clients to request a number of different types of content. For example, a client can request JSON or XML content. The client specifies these types of content in the Accept header. The Content-Type header indicates what type of content the server will return.

HTTP GET requests may also send HTTP headers, such as the Authorization header, which stores user authentication data. They may also include a Cookie header, which stores browser cookies. Some browsers also send custom headers to store additional details about the request. Browsers also send the Accept header, Accept- Encoding header, User-Agent header, and Referer header by default.


The HTTP PUT web resource type can be used to post data to a web server. The data can be in any format and of any size, but the content-type and -length headers must be specified. The PUT method can also be used to post URL parameters. However, the data can only be up to 2000 characters long.

A PUT request makes a new resource available at the location specified in the Request-URI. In addition, it is an idempotent method, meaning that multiple identical requests will have the same result. For this reason, it is important to only make one HTTP PUT request per resource.

Server Resources folders

A Server Resources folder is a kind of hybrid between a workspace and a server. Typically, this folder maps to the root of the web application on the server. Web resource files created in the folder can be edited, refactored, and referenced just like those in a workspace. The only difference is that the web resources created in the folder are’server’ resources and are loaded by the application server.

If you have a public website, you may also want to include a public folder where visitors can access all the files on your website. This folder represents the root of your public website.

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