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Describing ORDS RESTful Services using a WADL

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Recently I got this question (or better specification) from a customer: "For exchanging data, we either want a SOAP webservice or a REST service offering a WADL".

WADL?
What's a WADL? I know WSDLs as descriptive endpoints for SOAP webservices, but WADL?! It occurs, that WADL's are intended to do just that, but in a more generic way. WADL stand for Web Application Description Language. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) currently has no plans to implement WADL as a standard. Oracle's ORDS is going the swagger/