Submission request to W3C
Sun Microsystems, a W3C Member, hereby submits to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document attached hereto:
which is referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the WADL Submission.
This specification describes the Web Application Description Language (WADL). An increasing number of Web-based enterprises (Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Flickr to name but a few) are developing HTTP-based applications that provide programatic access to their internal data. Typically these applications are described using textual documentation that is sometimes supplemented with more formal specifications such as XML schema for XML-based data formats. WADL is designed to provide a machine process-able description of such HTTP-based Web applications.
The Submission request or Submission does not refer to any trade and service marks (registered or not) required to implement the language. There are several examples that may refer to trade and service marks; however, these examples are informative only.
We request that the Submission be contributed to any future W3C activity involved in the development of a Web description language.
We expect to provide assistance as needed to the Consortium to help with any future work on Web description languages.
Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to:
this 1st day of September, 2009,
Eduardo Gutentag (Sun Microsystems).