RESTful Partial Updates

Here is a great document from Tim Bray summarizing an on-going discussion about how to handle partial updates in RESTful web services. For feeddo, we worked around this problem by breaking down larger resources into composite resources, each of which have their own sub URI. We briefly looked at if and how this pattern could be generalized into Streets but have not found a way to kill that snake without recreating a sophisticated generalized query language around JSON – and I do not think that it would be the best use of our time to focus on that – but it sure it a very interesting topic of discussion.

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