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Re: Is it a good idea to make your WADL available?

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 15:29:33 -0700
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: public-web-http-desc@w3.org
Message-id: <2926E261-862C-432F-B354-2AF2F881BFCC@textuality.com>

On Aug 31, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> As I've said before, my primary use cases for WADL (and other desc  
> formats) are
>   a) as a design-time aid
>   b) for documentation generation
>   c) for server and intermediary configuration
> and possibly also for stub generation on the server side.
> Talking to folks about this, I'm starting to wonder if there are  
> *any* good use cases for sharing your Web description with clients,  
> because doing so risks engendering tight coupling.

I always thought of WADL as kind of "The .h file for my Web app".  I  
think the rewards outweigh the risks. -Tim
Received on Thursday, 31 August 2006 22:29:31 UTC

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