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📄️ Asynchronous Request Processing in RESTful APIs

In the context of asynchronous request processing in RESTful APIs, when the server receives a complex write request, it immediately returns a 202 Accepted status code to the client. This response indicates that the request has been accepted for processing, but the processing has not yet been completed. By sending a 202 Accepted response, the server effectively allows the client to continue with other tasks without waiting for the final outcome of the requested operation. This approach is particularly beneficial in high-traffic scenarios, as it helps in reducing client-side latency and improves the efficiency of the server by enabling it to handle multiple requests more effectively. The client can later check the status of the request through a specific endpoint provided by the server, typically using a resource identifier returned with the 202 Accepted response. This mechanism ensures that the client remains informed about the progress and eventual completion of the request, all while maintaining a non-blocking interaction model that optimizes the use of resources on both the client and server sides.