By convention, manipulated variables in this book are called
/target; in this case
In more complicated applications than this example here, it may not be certain that putting a target value will really have the desired physical effect. For example, if you send a PUT request to a manipulated variable for a valve, with “closed” as the desired state, there may be mechanical reasons why this desired state is not achieved (e.g., the valve may have become mechanically blocked). In such situations, it might make sense to additionally provide a measured variable (sensor) for the valve. This would result in two separate resources: one for the actuator and one for the sensor: ...