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Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt by Doug Todd, Arun Poduval

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Writing Interoperable WSDL Definitions

As seen from the discussions in the earlier sections, web services technology can easily be used to implement SOA and to integrate applications running on different platforms. Every platform has its own data representation format and data type system. A web service must provide a universally accepted data type system to take care of the disparities in data types of various platforms. WSDL too, which is a grammar to describe the web service interface, must support interoperability. Although WSDL is not a mandatory requirement in the implementation of web services, it is widely supported. Thus, it is very important for us to understand how to create interoperable WSDL. To create an interoperable WSDL, the developer ...

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