What are URI Templates and How does WADL Help with them
By pelegri on Oct 08, 2006
URI Templates (spec, Joe Gregorio's blog, James Snell's blog) are string templates with embedded variables that become an URI when the variables are instantiated. The spec is simple, short (9 pages altogether) and it is an IETF "internet draft". An URI template seems a very good match for simple REST-based applications and, indeed, Marc's latest revision of WADL incorporates URI Template Support.
I am sure we are going to see much more use of URI templates. To play with URI templates and WADL, check the OpenSource implementation at WADL.dev.java.net.