Topic: REST and Clean URLs
I am hoping to embark on my first rails development soon, I have got a very clear idea of what I want to do, and how I want the site to be structured.
One thing that is very important to me is getting a clear URL structure, with the theory that people could guess a URL, type it in and it would work. Flickr do this a lot, and it was explained in a talk I saw at FOWD.
So the sort of URLs I want to end up with are shown below, obviously there will be more of these as the site grows.
http://www.example.com/ (portal style page)
http://www.example.com/community/replies/12345/ (reply permalink)
So my question really is, is it possible to do these kinds of URLs onto a RESTful app?
I have been reading a lot about REST and understand the benefits of working in that way but am really not a fan of the URLs.
Thanks in advance for you help,