The webPDF server provides its functions in the form of RESTful web services. There are six web services for executing the server’s PDF functions. In addition, there is also a web service for creating the document storage for the user, and a web service for managing the documents in the storage.
The documentation for the RESTful API can be found online on the webPDF server under http://localhost:8080/webPDF/help/restful/
The functions of the webPDF server for the RESTful API are accessed via a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). The different URIs of the web services can be executed via the HTTP methods PUT, GET, POST and DELETE.
The execution and the behaviour of the web services can be controlled in the JSON data structures (objects) by means of the individual elements and parameters with values.
The data’s structure is defined as an XML schema (http://schema.webpdf.de/1.0/operation.xsd) and is used as a corresponding JSON structure for the REST API. For the XML structure in the definition of the web service parameters, you will find a corresponding JSON structure for the parameters.
Example of a JSON structure when calling the “Converter" web service