What's the equivalent of Web.Services.Discovery for a REST service?

robertb_NZ

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When I need to discover the description of a SOAP (WSDL) service I have been using Web.Services.Discovery. For example
VB.NET:
        Dim Disco As New Web.Services.Discovery.DiscoveryClientProtocol
        Try
            Dim Doc As DiscoveryDocument
            Doc = Disco.DiscoverAny(WSDLFile)
            Disco.ResolveAll()
            ...
What is the equivalent for a REST(JSON) service?

Thank you, Robert.
 

robertb_NZ

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Thank you, I'll follow up those topics, also json and swagger.

With a SOAP service you can add ?WSDL to the URL and the service will provide its WSDL description. Is there an equivalent convention for REST services? My reading so far suggests that adding .json will often (but not always) work with a REST service that follows swagger standards.
 
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