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From Bilgin Ibryam <>
Subject Re: support for RESTful endpoint or dynamic endpoint construction
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2012 23:38:34 GMT
Hi Zemin,


On 29 March 2012 18:25, Zemin Hu <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new here, I posted this to developer forum which seems not good place
> for this, so I am re-posting it here.
> I have couple of RESTful web service that I want to use Camel as
> integration
> point. I had a brief review for restlet which is supposed to be the
> solution, but from I have seen, it's not straight forward to use:
> 1. straight forward support/construct RESTful dynamic URL for both  and :
> http://host:port/services/{uid}/table1/{item_id}

On there are example on how to define
dynamic urls like


also have you seen the restletUriPatterns option, which allows you to
define urls externaly from the endpoint url

2. it supports request methods GET,POST,PUT, DELETE, I did not see how Camel
> handles these methods.

Sometime ago I created a simple restlet example where you can see how to
restlet with GET,PUT,DELETE,POST methods


> Can Camel handle dynamic URL construction with variables? in ideal case, it
> should support:
> Since many social network APIs are in this format, for instance:
> Can Camel at least support dynamic construction of URL out of box even
> without PUT and DELETE support?
> I don't know how big effort is needed to do this. If required, I am willing
> to contribute.
> I looked at the this CXFRS component for Rest endpoint, it seems to me no
> use to me. If I am writing Spring controllers like the sample code:
> @RequestMapping("/services")
> @Controller
>  class MyController {
>  @RequestMapping("/{id1}/resource/{id2}")
>  public @ResponseBody String method1(@PathVariable String id1,
> @PathVariable
> String id2) {
>  ...
>  }
> }
> I will be directly writing a regular web app for Restful web services with
> much more control like I am doing right now, why do I need Camel plus
> I looked restlet approach, it solved construction for  but not for , and
> the
> configuration is very intrusive-it requires a separate servlet in addition
> to normal Camel servlet, it also requires to change appContext.xml and
> web.xml. I would use it only if it solve Restful endpoint for both  an  at
> same time.
> To me, solving dynamic construction of endpoint is only correct way to do
> it
> inside of Camel.
> Zemin
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