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

From: Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanjiva@wso2.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 14:09:32 +0530
Message-ID: <44FBE644.5060305@wso2.com>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
CC: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley@sun.com>, public-web-http-desc@w3.org

Mark Baker wrote:
> And there's the rub.  In a RESTful system, that information is
> contained within the data consumed by your application; forms and
> links.  If you *also* put that information in a document not intended
> for application consumption, then at best you've duplicated
> information, and at worse you've confused your clients as to what's
> authoritative.

Same battle new forum .. hi Mark ;-).

I don't understand you at all - so its ok to put the info in English (or 
Korean or Sinhalese) but its not ok to put it in XML in a machine 
processable format??

Do you think that (obviously crazy) programmers don't read English (or 
Korean or Sinhalese) and *couple* their programs to the services thus 
described? Or do you think that because you don't put it down in XML that 
they hand write magic self learning code that can handle any change in the 
data dynamically?

Its easy to do this stuff when there's a smart agent like a human in front 
of course. When there's no human in the loop the problem is a just a tad 

Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.; http://www.wso2.com/
email: sanjiva@wso2.com; cell: +94 77 787 6880; fax: +1 509 691 2000

"Oxygenating the Web Service Platform."
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