WADL Overview


  • What is and Why WADL? 
  • WADL document structure
  • Example mapping between a HTTP request and WADL 
  • WADL examples 
    • Yahoo News Search 
    • Atom Publishing Protocol

What is and why WADL?

What is WADL? 

  • Web Application Description Language 
    • Machine-friendly site map 
    • HTTP assumed 
  • XML-based language 
    • Not restricted to XML payloads (can handle JSON, etc.) 
    • Uses hyperlinks for composability 
  • Development language+platform neutral 
  • Aligned with REST terminology

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