HATEOAS

AcronymDefinition
HATEOASHypermedia As the Engine of Application State (REST concept; resource request state maintained solely in a URI on the client)
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Hypermedia as the engine of application state (HATEOAS)
* Level three services (Hypermedia support): At this level, we find real RESTful services: Those having the features of level two services, and additionally support the notion of hypermedia as the engine of application state (HATEOAS), that is to say, the representations of the resources hosted by the service contain controls that enable consumers to access related resources.