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Mixin Profiles

Mixin profiles add behaviour and capabilities to other profiles. A resource offers additional capabilities to clients by adding additional profile headers indicating the presence of a mixin. A client uses mixin profiles to interpret the responses from a resource as well as create requests that utilize the mixin’s capabilities. Level 3 profiles specify their possible mixins in a Mixin section. This section teaches a client how to interact with the profile’s mixins in the context of the resource.

Mixins Listing

  • Entity mixin provides cacheability and safe state change operations.
  • Preflight mixin lets a client “look before they leap” with an expensive operation.
  • Representation mixin helps a client control the responses from a state change operation.
  • Async mixin gives clients a way to send requests without blocking for them to complete.

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