REST Web Services use service-specific XML formats. These ad-hoc
standards mean that the manner for accessing a REST web service is
different for each service. REST web services typically use URL
GET data) or path information for requesting data and POST
data for sending data.
Zend Framework provides both Client and Server capabilities, which, when used together allow for a much more "local" interface experience via virtual object property access. The Server component features automatic exposition of functions and classes using a meaningful and simple XML format. When accessing these services using the Client, it is possible to easily retrieve the return data from the remote call. Should you wish to use the client with a non-Zend_Rest_Server based service, it will still provide easier data access.
In addition to
Zend_Rest_Controller classes are provided to aid routing
REST requests to controllers.