Appendix B. Industry Standards Supporting the Web
The industry standards referenced in this appendix, along with many other industry standards relevant to SOA, are listed at www.servicetechspecs.com.
In a REST-style architecture the application protocol is defined by the uniform contract. The three constituent standards of the Web’s application layer are the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and Internet Media Types (MIME).
These facets are defined separately to each other, allowing the specifications to be modified ...