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Errata for RESTful .NET

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Page 14

See 'Service' box on the right of the diagram. The correct text for the 200 status code should be 'OK' instead of 'Created'.

Anonymous  Jan 24, 2009 
Page 24
Example 2-2

Great work in explaining REST in the first chapters. I found only one minor omission in preparing the reader for configuring up WCF to use a host such as Internet Information Services (IIS). When the reader runs the first sample they would get the error: HTTP could not register URL http://+:8889/TestHttp/. Your process does not have access rights to this namespace (see for details). The solution is explained on the Microsoft link. But I thought it would be nice to prepare the reader for this error so that to avoid any interruption in their experience.

Phillip Williams  Feb 14, 2009 
Page 236
Code sample 11-17

The code in example 11-17 has a serious bug. The ETag created isn't quoted (as required by the specification) this may cause problems with certain clients. The code should look like this: string GenerateETag(User u) { byte[] bytes = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(u.UserId + u.LastModified.ToString()); byte[] hash = MD5.Create().ComputeHash(bytes); string etag = Convert.ToBase64String(hash); return string.Format("\"{0}\"", etag); }

Jon Flanders
O'Reilly Author 
Mar 18, 2009