Using HATEOAS in response representation

Hypertext as the Engine of Application State (HATEOAS) refers to the use of hypermedia links in the resource representations. This architectural style lets the clients dynamically navigate to the desired resource by traversing the hypermedia links present in the response body. There is no universally accepted single format for representing links between two resources in JSON. This section shows some of the popular standards for defining links between resources.

Hypertext Application Language

The Hypermedia API Language (HAL) is a promising proposal that sets the conventions for expressing hypermedia controls (such as links) with JSON or XML. Currently, this proposal is in the draft stage. It mainly describes ...

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