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    Salesforce | Sanjana Sanjana #323

    What is the purpose and format of URI in REST architecture?

    What is the purpose and format of URI in REST architecture?


     Anjali #10

    Purpose of an URI is to locate a resource(s) on the server hosting the web service. Another important attribute of a request is VERB which identifies the operation to be performed on the resource.

    A URI is of following format −


    Salesforce | Parul Parul #2

    REST is an architectural style for networked hypermedia applications, it is primarily used to build Web services that are lightweight, maintainable, and scalable. A service based on REST is called a RESTful service. REST is not dependent on any protocol, but almost every RESTful service uses HTTP as its underlying protocol. In this article, I examine the creation of RESTful services with HTTP.

    A URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) is a sequence of characters that identifies a logical or physical resource.

    A URI is of following format −





    The purpose of URI in REST is to locate the resources on server.

    And the format of URI in REST is-



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