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J2EE™ Web Services by Richard Monson-Haefel

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Chapter 7. The UDDI Inquiry API

One of the things that makes UDDI interesting is that it requires support for SOAP 1.1 over HTTP. In fact, the UDDI specification requires that UDDI registries support a specific set of SOAP-based Web service operations called the UDDI Programming API. These SOAP messages use the Document/Literal mode of messaging and are described in detail by WSDL documents located at the UDDI.org Web site. This makes UDDI a Web service, just like any other WSDL/SOAP-based Web service. UDDI's standard Web services are divided into two WSDL/SOAP-based APIs: The Inquiry API and the Publishing API. The Inquiry API is used to search and read data in a UDDI registry, while the Publishing API is used to add, modify, and delete data ...

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