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Use a browser with REST data services

The eXtreme Scale REST data service creates ATOM feeds by default when using a web browser. The ATOM feed format may not be compatible with older browsers or may be interpreted such that the data cannot be viewed as XML. The following topics provide details on how to configure Internet Explorer Version 8 and Firefox v3 to display the ATOM feeds and XML within the browser.

The eXtreme Scale REST data service creates ATOM feeds by default when using a web browser. The ATOM feed format may not be compatible with older browsers or may be interpreted such that the data cannot be viewed as XML. For older browsers, we will be prompted to save the files to disk. Once the files are downloaded, use the favorite XML reader to look at the files. The generated XML is not formatted to be displayed, so everything will be printed on one line. Most XML reading programs, such as Eclipse, support reformatting the XML into a readable format.

For modern browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer v8 and Firefox v3, the ATOM XML files can be displayed natively in the browser. The following topics provide details on how to configure Internet Explorer v8 and Firefox Version 3 to display the ATOM feeds and XML within the browser.


Procedure

Configure Internet Explorer v8

Configure Firefox v3


Example

This section describes some example URLs that can be used to view the data that was added by the getting started sample provided with the eXtreme Scale REST data service. Before using the following URLs, add the default data set to the eXtreme Scale sample grid using either the sample Java™ client or the sample Visual Studio WCF Data Services client.

The following examples assume the port is 8080 which can vary. See section for details on how to configure the REST data service on different application servers.


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REST data services sample and tutorial


Related concepts

Enable the REST data service


Related tasks

Configure application servers for the REST data service

Use a Java client with REST data services

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Visual Studio 2008 WCF client with REST data service