WADL - A Simple Description of REST services
By pelegri on Apr 28, 2006
SOAP and RESTful web services both have a role to play in the Web infrastructure. The latest version of JAX-WS has Some Support but it clearly can be improved. Marc has been Exploring REST WS and one of his research directions is WADL that he just published in a Technical Report.
Check it out. You can actually read, and even write, the service descriptors. Try that with WSDL!
Added: Also check this older Presentation on WADL.