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Purpose of this list

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 09:48:33 -0400
To: public-web-http-desc@w3.org
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As mentioned in the test message, this mailing list is dedicated to
discussion of Web description languages based on URI/IRI and HTTP, and
aligned with the Web and REST Architecture. Unlike WSDL (Web Services
Description Language), such languages are not targeted towards
description of Web Services [1].

For a description that can describe Web Services and Web/HTTP, people
should look at WSDL 2.0 [2], that provides bindings for SOAP 1.2 over
HTTP 1.1, as well as HTTP 1.1 only.

Here are some readings (in chronological order):


I probably missed some.

Finally, I'd like to mention that work on Web description languages is
not within the scope of an existing W3C Activity, ie don't expect a W3C
Recommendation out of this discussion for the moment. Of course, if
there is enough momentum, one could propose the creation of a Group at
some point.



[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/NOTE-ws-gloss-20040211/#webservice
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl20-primer/

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