Glossary

Accept Header
Part of the Request that is responsible to define the expected type of data to be accepted by the client in the Response.
Authentication Method
Access restriction provided by the connection chain to the server exposed to the client.
Authorization Header
Part of the Request that is responsible for the authentication related to the right user or service to ask for a Response.
Basic Auth
A simple Authentication Method referenced in the Authorization Header that needs to be provided by the server.
Client
Server
Network
Socket
HTTP-Header
HTTP Header
Header
The part of the communication of the client with the server that provides the initialisation of the communication of a Request.
HTTP-Request
HTTP Request
Request
Requests
The initial action performed by a web client to communicate with a server. The Request is usually followed by a Response by the server, either synchronous or asynchronous (which is more complex to handle on the user side)
HTTP-Response
HTTP Response
Response
Answer of or action by the server that is executed or send to the client after the Request is processed.
HTTP-Verb
HTTP Verb
Verb
One of the basic actions that can be requested to be executed by the server (on an object) based on the Request.
Object URL
The target object of the Request
REST
REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is a software architectural principle to create loosely coupled web APIs.
workflow
A concept in Plone (and other CMS’s) whereby a content object can be in a number of states (private, public, etcetera) and uses transitions to change between them (e.g. “publish”, “approve”, “reject”, “retract”). See the Plone docs on Workflow