Questions about what the benefits of the (already committed) HALSerializer are vs. what Typescript gives us in its inherent ability to parse JSON responses. Could we clarify why the HALSerializer helps? We probably should revisit this code and ensure it is a necessary complexity.
All discussed. We aren't sure this is an issue yet, as it may not occur frequently in the final application. If we later find it is occurring frequently (and making our REST responses much larger than ideal), we can revisit
Tim will add a comment on this ticket to describe that
Andrea is working on a way to expose metadata in a more RESTful fashion (PR in the works).