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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-2068) [hbase] RESTful interface
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 20:56:50 GMT

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stack commented on HADOOP-2068:
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Thanks for feedback Tom.  

401 rather than 404 was because I was watching TV at same time as writing the issue (smile).
 Regards 3. above, if I understand your question, there is no typing of hbase content -- as
far as hbase is concerned, its all bytes -- so returned cell data should default mimetype
binary/octet-stream.  Later, might add switching resource format returned keyed off request
headers.   

For cluster, table, and column descriptors, default text/plain UTF-8 or perhaps text/xml if
specified in request headers.

Thanks too for pointer to Leonard's book.

> [hbase] RESTful interface
> -------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-2068
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-2068
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: contrib/hbase
>            Reporter: stack
>            Priority: Minor
>
> A RESTful interface would be one means of making hbase accessible to clients that are
not java.  It might look something like the below:
> + An HTTP GET of  http://MASTER:PORT/ outputs the master's attributes: online meta regions,
list of tables, etc.: i.e. what you see now when you go to http://MASTER:PORT/master.jsp.
> + An HTTP GET of http://MASTER:PORT/TABLENAME: 200 if tables exists and HTableDescription
(mimetype: text/plain or text/xml) or 401 if no such table.  HTTP DELETE would drop the table.
 HTTP PUT would add one.
> + An HTTP GET of http://MASTER:PORT/TABLENAME/ROW: 200 if row exists and 401 if not.
> + An HTTP GET of http://MASTER:PORT/TABLENAME/ROW/COLUMNFAMILY: HColumnDescriptor (mimetype:
text/plain or text/xml) or 401 if no such table.
> + An HTTP GET of http://MASTER:PORT/TABLENAME/ROW/COLUMNNAME/: 200 and latest version
(mimetype: binary/octet-stream) or 401 if no such cell. HTTP DELETE would delete the cell.
 HTTP PUT would add a new version.
> + An HTTP GET of http://MASTER:PORT/TABLENAME/ROW/COLUMNNAME/TIMESTAMP: 200 (mimetype:
binary/octet-stream) or 401 if no such cell. HTTP DELETE would remove.  HTTP PUT would put
this record.
> + Browser originally goes against master but master then redirects to the hosting region
server to serve, update, delete, etc. the addressed cell

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