URL Routing: Part I
In Chapter 19, I explained that URL routing is integrated into the Web API dispatch process by one of the built-in message handlers. In this chapter, I explain how URL routing works in a Web API application and demonstrate how to create convention-based routes, where routes are defined in a single place and used to match requests to controllers and actions throughout the application, known as convention-based routing. In Chapter 21, I continue on the topic of URL routing and show you a different approach that defines routes through attributes applied to controller classes and action methods, known as direct or attribute-based routing. Table 20-1 summarizes this chapter.