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Advanced REST client API

API it's a big word for that but in some part you can call it an API :)

If you are an author of an extension and  you would like to use my application now it is possible.
When your application would like to open a request data in Advanced REST client you have two possibilities:

  1. using chrome message passing system
  2. using webIntents (you don't need to have a chrome extension)
You just need to pass request object with following data:
"payload" (required) - message payload: 
  • "create" to open new application window with values; 
  • other payloads may be available in future
"data" - (required) javascript object with any of values:
  • url - (String) request URL to set
  • method - (String) request method to set
  • headers - (String) an RFC string representing request headers example:
    >>> User-Agent: X-Extension
    X-header: header value; second value <<< 
  • payload - (String) data to pass into payload field. Only for http methods that carry payload data
  • encoding - (String) data form encoding
Example of usage:

var message = { 
   'payload': 'create', 
   'data': { 
       'url': '', 
       'method': 'GET', 
       'headers': "User-Agent: Chrome-Extension\nX-extension-id: SomeID" 
Via extensions message passing system:
chrome.extension.sendMessage("hgmloofddffdnphfgcellkdfbfbjeloo", message, function(response) {});

Using webIntents:

window.Intent = window.Intent || window.WebKitIntent;
window.navigator.startActivity = window.navigator.startActivity ||
var params = { 
   "action": "", 
   "type": "application/restclient+data" , 
   "data": message 
var i = new WebKitIntent(params); 
var onSuccess = function(data) { console.log(data); };
var onFailure = function() { console.log('intent error'); };
navigator.webkitStartActivity(i, onSuccess, onFailure);
For more information check trunk: