RESTful HTTP responses with Perl (or, how I learned to stop worrying and love RFC2616)

By Joel Bernstein (‎joel‎) from
Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2009 11:15
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Everyday Perl
Tags: http rest rfc2616

The HTTP RFC gives fantastic detail about how responses from a RESTful application should instruct a conforming user-agent to behave, and about the contexts in which different responses are appropriate.

I will present a new module (to hit CPAN shortly) which can be used standalone, with Catalyst, with mod_perl and in other ways, which encapsulates some of the logic embodied in the HTTP 1.1 RFC. The rationale being that the developer can think in terms closer to his application domain and a little further away from the underlying protocol, but while still being able to develop highly REST-compliant web APIs.

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