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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook by Mite Mitreski, Gorgi Kosev

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Versioning your API

We do not always have the best solution while doing the first implementation. The API can be extended up to a certain point, but afterwards needs to undergo some structural changes. But we might already have users that depend on the current version, so we need a way to have different representation versions of the same resource. Once a module has users, the API cannot be changed at our own will.

One way to resolve this issue is to use a so-called URL versioning, where we simply add a prefix. For example, if the old URL was http://example.com/rest/employees, the new one could be http://example.com/rest/v1/employees, or under a subdomain it could be http://v1.example.com/rest/employee. This approach only works if you have direct ...

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