Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2008)
Dec. 9, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008
The Web 2.0 wave brings, among other aspects, the Programmable Web:increasing numbers of Web sites provide machine-oriented APIs and Web services. However, most APIs are only described with text in HTML documents. The lack of machine-readable API descriptions affects the feasibility of tool support for developers who use these services. We propose a microformat called hRESTS (HTML for RESTful Services) for machine-readable descriptions of Web APIs, backed by a simple service model. The hRESTS microformat describes main aspects of services, such as operations, inputs and outputs. We also present two extensions of hRESTS:SA-REST, which captures the facets of public APIs important for mashup developers, and MicroWSMO, which provides support for semantic automation.
RESTful Web services, microformat, service description
T. Vitvar, K. Gomadam and J. Kopecký, "hRESTS: An HTML Microformat for Describing RESTful Web Services," Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on(WI-IAT), vol. 01, no. , pp. 619-625, 2008.