WSDL Component of Web Services

This section discusses the Web Services Definition Language (WSDL) component of Web services. The sections of a WSDL document will be explained, along with some samples of describing a simple Web service. A WSDL document is an XML document that adheres to the schema defined within the document. In other words, a WSDL document is an XML file with a schema that it uses for validation. A WSDL document is the roadmap for potential clients (called consumers) to follow to access the Web service.

The tool that you are working with typically generates WSDL documents. Rarely will you need to generate the document manually. It is necessary to know the composition of a WSDL document because you will be relying on them when ...

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