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Discussion on: Why do Webdevs keep trying to kill REST?

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I believe what you are referring to as "Smart Server" is what we used to call the "Postback" model, because you post a form back to the server which returns html back to the client and forces a refresh of the page.

I feel like the post didn't do much to directly compare REST and GraphQL. What most people do with REST today isn't really RESTful. There is no HATEOAS usually. So, all the benefits we should get from REST we don't. Honestly, it is something that GraphQL managed to pull off in a different way.