The ListData.svc web service introduced with SharePoint 2010 offers a great option for querying a list to be consumed by JavaScript. The syntax is:

http://<sharepoint-server>/_vti_bin/ListData.svc/<list-name>

Determining the correct list name may not be obvious and there are a number of rules of which you should be aware. To illustrate we will use an example list named today’s quote.

Use the display name (not the internal name).

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Check your spelling – list name is case sensitive.

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Well almost… The first letter of each word is always capitalized.

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Make sure to remove all spaces.

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Apostrophes are removed and the character following the apostrophe is capitalized.

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