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Inquiry: Finding Items

The inquiry portion of the UDDI API consist of two types of requests: find and detail. When you first search for a particular business or service, you use one of the find requests. After you locate a specific business or service, you use one of the detail requests to obtain more information.

Performing a UDDI query is a little like using a web search engine such as Google. You first do a find based on some keywords, then the search engine returns a list of matching items, often with a small summary of each item. When you use Google, you click on an item to see it. When you use UDDI, you send a detail request.

Although only four types of data are stored in a UDDI registry, there are actually five different find requests: ...

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