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From Jim Alateras <>
Subject Re: SOAP to REST proxy
Date Mon, 17 Mar 2008 02:06:55 GMT
Hey Philipp
> Hi,
> I though about something like that, too, for the same reason. However, 
> there's two caveats to the idea:
> - REST services do not expose an interface definition a la WSDL... there 
> would be WADL, but IMHO you currently seem to rather encounter a lion in 
>  alaska than a WADL file in the real world.
you should be able to define a generic WSDL for the uniform REST 
interface. Needs to be WSDL so that i can integrate with BPEL

> - with REST you have no guarantee that the service works on XML - it 
> might as well return JSON, HTML, plain text, RTF, ...
that'a not going to be an issue in my context most of the web services 
that we need to talk too support XML.


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