I am trying to convert a legacy application to Restful web-services. One of our old form displayed a warning message immediately on form load. This warning message depends on a user property.
For example, if there is a property isInactiveByDefault which when set to “true” will set the status of the newly created employee via
POST v1/employees to “Inactive”. User on “Employee” form load will see a warning message “Any new employee created will have inactive status”.
I originally thought of providing a resource to get the status of the property and let the client handle whether to display the warning message or not based on the value of the property. But my manager wants to avoid any business logic in client side. As per him, this is a business logic and should be handled from server.
I am wondering what’s the Restful way of sending this warning message. I could send the message with POST response but this would mean they will receive the message after the action.