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PHP 5 CMS Framework Development by Martin Brampton

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Chapter 13. SEF and RESTful Services

Resources on the web are accessed by the use of the Universal Resource Indicator, the URI. Although technology can lead to complicated formats for the URI, people prefer them to be readable. It is often thought that search engines also prefer a readable URI, and so making them look appealing has been a major part of efforts to make a CMS "search engine friendly". There are actually many other factors, including the handling of metadata and particularly titles.

A loosely related development is the rise of RESTful services. This is a move to adopt a style of interaction between websites that aims to naturally exploit the characteristics of the HTTP protocol, including the URI. The aim is to move away from ...

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