The World Wide Web (WWW) was designed to be a "pool of human knowledge, which would allow collaborators to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project" [1]. This goal for the WWW makes it an ideal distribution system for the Decision Support Systems (DSSs) of the future. The purpose of this research study is to validate a protocol that was designed to allow DSS information to be found and transmitted via the WWW. This paper describes an empirical study designed to determine if users can utilize an Open DSS protocol to create specifications which fully describe specific DSS applications. The results of this study will be presented at the conference