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What is WADL

Dilip Ganesh

Joined: Sep 30, 2011
Posts: 24
Hi to all,

Today i read the description of WADL from wikipedia "The Web Application Description Language (WADL) is an XML-based file format that provides a machine-readable description of HTTP-based web applications".

Here what is the meaning of "Machine readable description of HTTP based web applications"?

Please help me

Thanks in advance
Tim Moores

Joined: Sep 21, 2011
Posts: 2409
WADL is for RESTful WS what WSDL is for SOAP-based WS. I think it's primarily used for WS implemented in Java; its home can be found at The JAX-RS reference implementation Jersey uses it.
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