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J2EE™ Web Services by Richard Monson-Haefel

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Chapter 15. Mapping Java to WSDL and XML

As you learned in Chapter 5, WSDL documents describe a Web service so that, using SOAP, applications can access it from different operating systems and programming languages. WSDL names the operations that can be invoked and describes the exact format of SOAP messages, the Internet protocol used (for example, HTTP) and the Internet addresses of Web service endpoints.

JAX-RPC defines a J2EE standard programming model developers use to exchange SOAP messages based on WSDL document definitions. Specifically, JAX-RPC defines how developers can use WSDL documents to generate endpoint and service interfaces, and the classes that implement them. JAX-RPC can also be used to generate WSDL documents from endpoint ...

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