Web service API
Using a REST architectural style, the Web service API exposes much of the PageSeeder functionality to external applications.
These services are a generator, mapped to a specific URL pattern, with a predetermined configuration. Each service has a page with appropriate developer information, including:
The following information will help developers new to PageSeeder.
List of Elements
Follow this link for a documented list of elements used in the services.
To make reporting fast and consistent, error handling in services has been standardized, see error codes for details.
Datatypes and parameters
Most PageSeeder services return the same objects. For further information on how the output is produced, see output.
The coverage of PageSeeder services is steadily increasing and the servlet API continues to be deprecated. With the release of version 5.9, the majority of the PageSeeder functionality was available through services. With version 6.0, the servlet API is no longer available. Any installation still using servlets is urged to upgrade. See the release notes for or details regarding the services.
We no longer recommend the use of servlets by developers but further information is available in the servlets reference material.