WITSML+RESTLast month I promised some more depth on using WITSML RESTfully. I've posted a draft of a RESTful WITSML protocol. If you're a WITSML implementor you should read that draft, and please leave comments about it on this page.
The protocol reproduces and enhances all the capability in the present WITSML SOAP API.
From the conclusion of that draft:
Servers can expose WITSML services using the principles that made the Web the most successful distributed application in history. Doing so increases the value of WITSML because users can leverage existing web technologies, like browsing, bookmarking, linking, and forms. Furnishing WITSML data objects with URI enables a host of new functionality. For example, semantic web descriptions of resources require URI; it will now be possible for a company to inventory metadata about the WITSML data objects it owns.
Wellstorm WSPpresently implements some, but not all, of this protocol, in order to support web clients -- but we're working on it. It's very easy to adapt existing server code to execute this protocol, since it conforms well to the semantics of the SOAP API. Let's hope more implementors will do so.