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RE: WADL and XForms

From: Daniel Rubio <daniel@webforefront.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:36:13 -0700
Message-ID: <46A824BD.6020109@webforefront.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org


Thanks for linking to the article. 

Its really interesting you found this similarity between WADL and XForms, and I believe something interesting may come of it. 

Many REST services are accesed from browsers in the form of AJAX calls, so meshing or intersecting something with XForms may not be that far off. The work I've seen so far on WADL assumes server-side consumption of REST services creating Java stubs -- you may have seen the wadl2java tool on the wadl site -- but calling REST services is also common from browsers (via out-of-band AJAX Xmlhttp calls). So a wadl2xform tool may not be such a bad idea, though this is just the top of my head, and may not be that practical. 

But then again I am no WADL or XForm expert either, I'll try and get the attention of Marc Hadley which is the one leading the WADL efforts over at Sun. I'll try through his blog ( http://weblogs.java.net/blog/mhadley/) and point him toward this post to see if he can give some input on this XForm WADL relation. 
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