1 Introduction

The Excel Services REST Protocol extensions to the Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) [RFC5023] and its extensions specified in the Open Data Protocol (ODATA) Specification [MS-ODATA] enable applications to expose spreadsheet data, using common Web technologies, as a data service that can be consumed by clients within corporate networks and across the Internet.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.