Patrick Hunt commented on ZOOKEEPER-36:

Chris thanks for reviewing this. In particular I think it's important both for 
users as well as implementors (interop) to have a clear spec.

/foo and /foo/ were considered, but imo this is pretty hacky and prone to error 
(both user and potentially intermediate actors like proxies...) Perhaps my 
search background showing through - url canonicalization often ignores the 
trailing slash.

/foo and /foo/* were also considered, this is a bit better imo (you might also 
support things like /foo/*/bar, yikes! :-) )

EOD I think it makes more sense to be explicit. it's not as "clean" but it 
allows us to follow
the HTTP spec and it's more obvious what's going on when reading the client 
code that uses the REST service (even if you haven't read the spec 
"view=children" is going to be more obvious than trailing/non-trailing slash).

> REST access to ZooKeeper
> ------------------------
>                 Key: ZOOKEEPER-36
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZOOKEEPER-36
>             Project: Zookeeper
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: contrib
>            Reporter: Patrick Hunt
>            Assignee: Patrick Hunt
>             Fix For: 3.2.0
>         Attachments: rest_2.tar.gz, SPEC.txt
> Moved from SourceForge to Apache.
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1961763&group_id=209147&atid=1008547

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