What are "Plain" parameters useful for?
SOAPUI Pro / Ready API offer several kinds of parameters for RESTful resources and requests. One of the types is "Plain". The documentation says "PLAIN parameters are defined in the request and can be accessed, but are omitted when sending the request."
What on earth are these useful for?
This parameter is specified in the WADL specification here:
Let me quote the recommended usage from there:
Specifies a component of the representation formatted as a string encoding of the parameter value according to the rules of the media type.
SmartBear Community and Education Manager
thank you for the reply. I'll have to take the time to read that whole document to really get how parameters fit in. I didn't realize this was part of the WADL standard; I thought it was a Smartbear invention.