No REST for Internet Explorer

The vast majority of browsers support the XMLHttpRequest object in their javascript code.  There are actually two versions of this, version 1 and version 2 excitingly enough.  Version 2 has a few more options, but essentially they both do the same thing.

Any good REST API requires the use of four HTTP methods (or REST Verbs), GET, POST, PUT and DELETE.  They also allow you to say what format you would like your response to be returned as (XML and JSON seem to be the most common types)
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