Share Page

This document defines the Share Page resource.

Share pages represent a page on a website that is used to share content (including other pages) with others, chiefly through social media or email. Share pages have fields to describe them such as names, titles, summaries, and descriptions, and have attributes to describe the default language and other attributes that should be used when activists use the page to share content.

Sections

Endpoints and URL structures

OSDI does not specify specific endpoints and link structures for compliant systems to use. Rather, because OSDI is a HAL+JSON API, endpoints and structures are defined in the links section of each returned resource, starting with the API Entry Point link.

HAL’s link structure lets an API consumer move through API levels, resources, and collections by parsing and following links. While most systems will not change the value of their links often and obey RESTful design principles, the value of each link when that resource is retrieved is the only canonical value, and it can change at any time.

The link relation label for a Share Page resource is osdi:share_page for a single Share Page resource or osdi:share_pages for a collection of Share Page resources.

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Fields

The field names for this resource, with standard names, punctuation and capitalization, and values where appropriate.

Note: As with the entire OSDI specification, the specific fields a compliant system implements will vary between each system, as will the fields each system requires when creating or updating resources, which fields are writeable, and the operations you are allowed to perform on each resource.

Common Fields

A set of common fields that appear on all resources is included first, for reference.

Name Type Description
identifiers strings[] A unique string array of identifiers in the format [system name]:[id]. See the general concepts document for more information about identifiers.
created_date datetime A read-only property representing the date and time the resource was created on the local system.
modified_date datetime A read-only property representing the date and time the resource was last modified on the local system.

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Share Page Fields

A list of fields specific to the Share Page resource.

Name Type Description
origin_system string A human readable identifier of the system where this share page was created. (ex: “OSDI System”)
name string The name of the share page. Intended for administrative display rather than a public title, though may be shown to a user.
title string The title of the share page. Intended for public display rather than administrative purposes.
description string A description of the share page, usually displayed publicly. May contain text and/or HTML.
summary string A text-only single paragraph summarizing the share page. Shown on listing pages that have more than titles, but not enough room for full description.
browser_url string A URL string pointing to the publicly available share page page on the web.
administrative_url string A URL string pointing to the share page’s administrative page on the web.
share_url string A URL string pointing to the page that will be shared when this content is shared.
total_shares integer A computed property representing the current count of the total number of times the content has been shared by activists.
share_options ShareOptions[] An array of share options objects representing the default language and attributes used when an activist shares this content via various mediums. More than one share_options object is allowed. Depending on server implementations, these could represent different share language variations to test or rotate.

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These JSON hashes included in the table above are broken out into their own tables for readability, rather than independent resources with their own endpoints.

Share Options

Name Type Description
facebook_share Facebook Share An object hash representing the default language and attributes used when an activist shares on Facebook.
twitter_share Twitter Share An object hash representing the default language and attributes used when an activist shares on Twitter.
email_share Email Share An object hash representing the default language and attributes used when an activist shares via email.

Facebook Share

Name Type Description
facebook_share.title string The title of the post created when an activist shares content on Facebook.
facebook_share.description string The description of the post created when an activist shares content on Facebook.
facebook_share.image string The URL of an image that goes with post created when an activist shares content on Facebook.
facebook_share.total_shares integer A computed property representing the current count of the total number of times the content has been shared on Facebook.

Twitter Share

Name Type Description
twitter_share.message string The text of the post created when an activist shares content on Twitter. Some systems may use templating or appends to insert the share_url into the tweet automatically.
twitter_share.total_shares integer A computed property representing the current count of the total number of times the content has been shared on Twitter.

Email Share

Name Type Description
email_share.subject string The subject line of the email created when an activist shares content via email.
email_share.body string The body text of the email created when an activist shares content via email. Some systems may use templating or appends to insert the share_url into the email body automatically.
email_share.total_shares integer A computed property representing the current count of the total number of times content has been shared via email.

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The links associated with this resource, available in the links section of the resource. Links that are part of the OSDI spec are typically prefixed with the osdi: namespace to aid in curie matching and readability.

Note: As with the entire OSDI specification, the specific links a compliant system supplies will vary between each system. In addition, systems may choose to embed a linked resource directly in the response in addition to linking to it in the links section, using the standard _embedded syntax described in the general overview documentation.

Name Type Description
self Share Page* A self-referential link to the share page.
creator Person* A link to a single Person resource representing the creator of the share page.
taggings Taggings[]* A link to the collection of Tagging resources for this share page.
modified_by Person* A link to a Person resource representing the last editor of this share page.

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Scenarios

The scenarios below show some common Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) operations that can be performed on this resource, as well as any resource-specific behaviors worth highlighting. The following examples are for informational purposes. The authoritative resource definitions are above in the Fields tables and should be followed in the event of a conflict with the examples.

Scenario: Retrieving a collection of Share Page resources (GET)

Share page resources are sometimes presented as collections of share pages. For example, calling the share pages endpoint will return a collection of all the share pages stored in the system’s database associated with your api key.

Request

GET https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate

{
    "total_pages": 10,
    "per_page": 25,
    "page": 1,
    "total_records": 250,
    "_links": {
        "next": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages?page=2"
        },
        "osdi:share_pages": [
            {
                "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3"
            },
            {
                "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e"
            },
            //(truncated for brevity)
        ],
        "curies": [
            {
                "name": "osdi",
                "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/docs/v1/{rel}",
                "templated": true
            }
        ],
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages"
        }
    },
    "_embedded": {
        "osdi:share_pages": [
            {
                "identifiers": [
                    "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3",
                    "foreign_system:1"
                ],
                "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
                "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
                "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
                "name": "2015 Petition Share Page",
                "title": "Thanks for signing! Now share to keep up our momentum.",
                "description": "<p>Thanks for singing the petition!</p><p>Now, can you share it with your friends?</p>",
                "summary": "Thanks for signing! Now share!",
                "browser_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing",
                "administrative_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing/manage",
                "share_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                "total_shares": 345,
                "share_options": [
                    {
                        "facebook_share": {
                            "title": "Sign the petition!",
                            "description": "Please sign our awesome petition.",
                            "image": "http://odsi-sample-system.org/images/petition-share-image.jpg",
                            "total_shares": 100
                        },
                        "twitter_share": {
                            "message": "Sign the petition from @OSDI to get rid of the bad things! Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                            "total_shares": 100
                        },
                        "email_share": {
                            "subject": "Sign the petition!",
                            "body": "Can you sign the petition to get rid of the bad things? Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                            "total_shares": 145
                        }
                    }
                ],
                "_links": {
                    "self": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3"
                    },
                    "osdi:creator": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
                    },
                    "osdi:taggings": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e/taggings"
                    },
                    "osdi:modified_by": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9-12313d316c29"
                    }
                }
            },
            {
                "identifiers": [
                    "osdi_sample_system:1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e"
                ],
                "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
                "created_date": "2014-03-20T20:44:13Z",
                "modified_date": "2014-03-20T20:44:13Z",
                "title": "Share this awesome video with everyone!",
                "description": "<p>Watch this video, then click the buttons to share.</p>",\
                "browser_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/share-this-video",
                "administrative_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/share-this-video/manage",
                "share_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share/my-video/",
                "total_shares": 43,
                "share_options": [
                    {
                        "facebook_share": {
                            "title": "Watch this video!",
                            "description": "Please check out this crazy video.",
                            "image": "http://odsi-sample-system.org/images/video-share-image.jpg",
                            "total_shares": 20
                        },
                        "twitter_share": {
                            "message": "Watch this crazy video! Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                            "total_shares": 3
                        },
                        "email_share": {
                            "subject": "Watch this video!",
                            "body": "Check out this crazy video I just watched! Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                            "total_shares": 20
                        }
                    }
                ],
                "_links": {
                    "self": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e"
                    },
                    "osdi:creator": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
                    },
                    "osdi:taggings": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e/taggings"
                    },
                    "osdi:modified_by": {
                        "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
                    }
                }
            },
            //(truncated for brevity)
        ]
    }
}

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Scenario: Scenario: Retrieving an individual Share Page resource (GET)

Calling an individual Share Page resource will return the resource directly, along with all associated fields and appropriate links to additional information about the share page.

Request

GET https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d32fcdd6-7366-466d-a3b8-7e0d87c3cd8b

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate

{
    "identifiers": [
        "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3",
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "origin_system": "OSDI Sample System",
    "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "name": "2015 Petition Share Page",
    "title": "Thanks for signing! Now share to keep up our momentum.",
    "description": "<p>Thanks for singing the petition!</p><p>Now, can you share it with your friends?</p>",
    "summary": "Thanks for signing! Now share!",
    "browser_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing",
    "administrative_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing/manage",
    "share_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
    "total_shares": 345,
    "share_options": [
        {
            "facebook_share": {
                "title": "Sign the petition!",
                "description": "Please sign our awesome petition.",
                "image": "http://odsi-sample-system.org/images/petition-share-image.jpg",
                "total_shares": 100
            },
            "twitter_share": {
                "message": "Sign the petition from @OSDI to get rid of the bad things! Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                "total_shares": 100
            },
            "email_share": {
                "subject": "Sign the petition!",
                "body": "Can you sign the petition to get rid of the bad things? Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                "total_shares": 145
            }
        }
    ],
    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3"
        },
        "osdi:creator": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
        },
        "osdi:taggings": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e/taggings"
        },
        "osdi:modified_by": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/c945d6fe-929e-11e3-a2e9-12313d316c29"
        }
    }
}

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Scenario: Creating a new share page (POST)

Posting to the share page collection endpoint will allow you to create a new share page. The response is the new share page that was created. While each implementing system will require different fields, any optional fields not included in a post operation should not be set at all by the receiving system, or should be set to default values.

Request

POST https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

{
    "identifiers": [
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "name": "2015 Petition Share Page",
    "title": "Thanks for signing! Now share to keep up our momentum.",
    "origin_system": "OpenSupporter",
    "share_options": [
        {
            "facebook_share": {
                "title": "Sign the petition!",
                "description": "Please sign our awesome petition.",
                "image": "http://odsi-sample-system.org/images/petition-share-image.jpg"
            },
            "twitter_share": {
                "message": "Sign the petition from @OSDI to get rid of the bad things! Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/"
            },
            "email_share": {
                "subject": "Sign the petition!",
                "body": "Can you sign the petition to get rid of the bad things? Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/"
            }
        }
    ]
}

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate

{
    "identifiers": [
        "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3",
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "origin_system": "OpenSupporter",
    "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "name": "2015 Petition Share Page",
    "title": "Thanks for signing! Now share to keep up our momentum.",
    "total_shares": 0,
    "browser_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing",
    "administrative_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing/manage",
    "share_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
    "share_options": [
        {
            "facebook_share": {
                "title": "Sign the petition!",
                "description": "Please sign our awesome petition.",
                "image": "http://odsi-sample-system.org/images/petition-share-image.jpg",
                "total_shares": 0
            },
            "twitter_share": {
                "message": "Sign the petition from @OSDI to get rid of the bad things! Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                "total_shares": 0
            },
            "email_share": {
                "subject": "Sign the petition!",
                "body": "Can you sign the petition to get rid of the bad things? Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                "total_shares": 0
            }
        }
    ],
    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3"
        },
        "osdi:taggings": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e/taggings"
        },
        "osdi:creator": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
        }
    }
}

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Scenario: Modifying a share page (PUT)

You can update a share page by calling a PUT operation on that share page’s endpoint. Your PUT should contain fields that you want to update. Missing fields will be ignored by the receiving system. Systems may also ignore PUT values, depending on whether fields you are trying to modify are read-only or not. You may set an attribute to nil by including the attribute using nil for value.

Note: Modifying members of an array separately is not supported. To change the contents of an array, first GET the current contents and then PUT back only those you wish to keep.

Request

PUT https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-de9uemdse

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

{
    "name": "2015 Petition Share Page (version 1)"
}

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate

{
    "identifiers": [
        "osdi_sample_system:d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3",
        "foreign_system:1"
    ],
    "origin_system": "OpenSupporter",
    "created_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "modified_date": "2014-03-20T21:04:31Z",
    "name": "2015 Petition Share Page (version 1)",
    "title": "Thanks for signing! Now share to keep up our momentum.",
    "total_shares": 0,
    "browser_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing",
    "administrative_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/share_pages/thanks-for-signing/manage",
    "share_url": "http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
    "share_options": [
        {
            "facebook_share": {
                "title": "Sign the petition!",
                "description": "Please sign our awesome petition.",
                "image": "http://odsi-sample-system.org/images/petition-share-image.jpg",
                "total_shares": 0
            },
            "twitter_share": {
                "message": "Sign the petition from @OSDI to get rid of the bad things! Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                "total_shares": 0
            },
            "email_share": {
                "subject": "Sign the petition!",
                "body": "Can you sign the petition to get rid of the bad things? Click here: http://osdi-sample-system.org/petitions/my-petition/",
                "total_shares": 0
            }
        }
    ],
    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d91b4b2e-ae0e-4cd3-9ed7-d0ec501b0bc3"
        },
        "osdi:taggings": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/1efc3644-af25-4253-90b8-a0baf12dbd1e/taggings"
        },
        "osdi:creator": {
            "href": "https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/people/65345d7d-cd24-466a-a698-4a7686ef684f"
        }
    }
}

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Scenario: Deleting a share page (DELETE)

You may delete a share page by calling the DELETE command on the share page’s endpoint.

Request

DELETE https://osdi-sample-system.org/api/v1/share_pages/d32fcdd6-7366-466d-a3b8-7e0d87c3cd8b

Header:
OSDI-API-Token:[your api key here]

Response

200 OK

Content-Type: application/hal+json
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate

{
    "notice": "This share page was successfully deleted."
}

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