XML Web Service Discovery—Advertising Your Service

If you are making an XML Web Service available for public consumption, it makes sense that you have to tell the world about it. Potential users need to know where to find the service (the URL) and precise details of the contract as contained in the WDSL file.With that information, they can query the site and write their own client to consume the service. This section shows how to advertise our tiny COM component service on the Internet.

Using the DISCO Tool

As part of the .NET framework Software Development Kit, Microsoft publishes the XML Web Service Discovery tool. Disco.exe parses a WSDL file and generates an XML file with the extension .discomap. This map file acts as a directory panel ...

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