There was some discussion in the comments of Greg's entry New Syndicated Feeds Available for the Case Wiki concerning what constitutes a REST architecture, and I believe I did little more than confuse everyone — a mixture of meandering thoughts, confusing tech jargon, and switching between points. This article How to create a REST Protocol does a good job describing REST by architecting an example system with it. Unfortunately, it says "REST Protocol" in the title. Just ignore that. REST isn't a protocol, it's an architectural style; the one the Web is built off of.