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hRESTS: An HTML microformat for describing RESTful web services

Kopecky, Jacek; Gomadam, Karthik and Vitvar, Tomas (2008). hRESTS: An HTML microformat for describing RESTful web services. In: 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, p. 619.

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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.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 IEEE
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 24831
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 20:51
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 10:00
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