[H]ere is my defence of WADL, called “It’s Just a Hypermedia Format”. Sometimes people say they’d like to do strange things with WADL, things I don’t approve of and things they wouldn’t think of doing with HTML. But WADL is just a hypermedia format. I like WADL because it’s a better hypermedia format than HTML or plain XML.
Excellent stuff; having someone like Leonard write about REST is a great addition to the REST community, IMO. I have one disagreement:
I’d like to try a system where sending OPTIONS to a URI gets you a hypermedia description of that resource, and see where that goes.
Why not use GET?