In my last entry about REST web services I talked about its biggest weakness for me: the lack of description model of REST services.
The idea of hitting an HTTP endpoint as a shot in the dark is for me quite a leap of faith, and very likely an invitation to spend hours troubleshooting.
Web Service Definition Language -> WSDL
Web Application Description Language -> WADL
So WADL aims to be the WSDL of REST.
No other parties seem to have backed it, so it seems deemed to join the junkyard of unilateral attempt at standardizing global assets!
You can look up at an example on Wikipedia.
Maybe we’ll have another standard one day. Or maybe it’s a non-issue and I’m the only one to worry about it.