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This library provides a foundation for building XHTML hypermedia API clients. The major notion of a hypermedia API is that clients start from a known entry-point URL and proceed to use the API by following links and submitting forms--exactly the way humans do when they use the web. This style of API provides a lot of server-side flexibility in terms of controlling its own URL space, since clients never construct URLs themselves. Instead, clients construct their HTTP requests by following the existing, standardized semantics for HTTP <a> and <form> elements, which means the mechanisms for those requests are under the server's control. See also the "Hypermedia APIs" talk given by Jon Moore at Øredev 2010: http://oredev.org/2010/sessions/hypermedia-apis