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With the recent innovations in stateful web services, they are now being used to support the construction of distributed systems using software as a service. While the state of web services is preserved, the state is still hidden from clients thus searches for both functionality and state remains a two step process. Proposed in this report is the Resources Via Web Instances (RVWI) framework. RVWI grants to web services the ability to include their state and characteristics in their WSDL. This was done by allowing snapshots (instances) of a web service to be listed in the WSDL of the web service. Instances were utilised as they contain state and characteristic information directly from the web service. Thanks to the inclusion of state and characteristics, queries for web services can now be carried out on the availability of a web service and the 'dimensions' of resources..