3.6. Publishing a Web Service

Up to now, this chapter has covered guidelines for designing and implementing your Web service. Just as important, your Web service needs to be accessible to its intended clients. Recall that some Web services are intended for use by the general public. Other Web services are intended to be used only between trusted business partners (inter-enterprise), and still others are intended for use just within an enterprise (intra-enterprise).

Regardless of whether a service is to be accessible to the public, other enterprises, or even within a single enterprise, you must first make the details about the Web service—its interface, parameters, where the service is located, and so forth—accessible to clients. You do so by ...

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