Hyper - Foundational Hypermedia Type


Hyper is a media type, the primary purpose of which is the advancement of the goal of the Hypermedia Project Charter:

Making the generation and consumption of Hypermedia messages for multiple media types in multiple programming languages accessible to the masses.

Mime Type



This specification has been built on the “shoulders of giants” i.e. prior work. Most important influences include:

  1. Hypermedia Project’s Charter
  2. Mike Amundsen’s Representor implementation
  3. UBER Hypermedia
  5. ALPS
  6. WeSTL Document Model
  7. Stephen Mizell’s HyperDescribe
  8. POD Spec
  9. Erik Wilde’s Hyperpedia
  10. Siren
  11. HAL - Hypertext Application Language

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