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Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Vinita Choudhary, Pallika Majumdar, Munwar Shariff, Amita Bhandari

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Web Scripts

Web Scripts are basically RESTful web services. Alfresco provides REST architecture-based framework for Web Scripts. In this section, we will talk about Web Script, implementing Web Script, some out of the box Web Script examples, along with some custom web script examples.

What is a Web Script

A REST Web Script is simply a service bound to a URI (Universal Resource Identifier) and based on HTTP. So, the technology that the external application is implemented in is irrelevant, that is, they are cross platform and cross language. You are not locked in to any programming language or development environment.

The Web Script framework lets you roll your own APIs, thereby allowing you to fine-tune the remote APIs that you expose to the external ...

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