[uf-rest] WADL: Web application description language

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Tue Dec 12 10:59:10 PST 2006

Hi all,

One perennial topic of interest on this list is whether it is  
possible to create a RESTful analogue of WSDL: a machine-parseable  
description of the site's API.


Perhaps the best contender I've seen to date is WADL:


I must confess that I'd prefer something more concise and HTML-ish,  
but if nothing else WADL seems to thoroughly capture the problem  
space.  Anyone have any direct experience with it?

-- Ernie P.

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Stelios Eliakis"
Date: December 12, 2006 9:06:05 AM PST
To: rest-discuss
Subject: [rest-discuss] wadl

I have to mention Web application description language (WADL)

I do not know if you have seen it but I think that it is a restFull  
approach of describing resources.
It helps me a lot!

Stelios Eliakis

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