Back in 2007 Leonard Richardson & Sam Ruby wrote a book called *RESTFUL Web Services* (O’Reilley Media Inc.)

On page 173 they wrote:
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These two resources, a list and an item in the list, show up all the time. Every database table is a list that contains items. Anything that can be represented as an RSS or Atom feed is a list that contains items. Rails defines a RESTful architecture that makes a simplifying assumption: every resource you expose can be made to fit one of these two patterns. This makes things easy most of the time, but the cost is aggravation when you try to use Rails controllers to expose resources that don't fit this simple model.
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Has this changed? They wrote that paragraph for Rails 1.2 but I don't know Rails well enough to know if Rails can be RESTful with more complex patterns.

Ralph Shnelvar

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