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Microsoft® Visual J#™ .NET (Core Reference) by John/Longshaw, Andy Sharp

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Dynamic Discovery of Web Services

The ability to locate Web services is important—you won’t always be able to contact a Web service developer by e-mail or phone to obtain Web service URLs and WSDL files. What you need is a way to obtain service description and location information based on one or more pieces of information about the service. We’ll look at two mechanisms—one for discovering the Web services installed on a specific server (discovery) and another that provides a more global search for Web services (UDDI).

Discovering Services on a Server

Web Services Discovery protocol (also known as DISCO) defines a way to provide a Web service client with information about the Web services installed on a given server. DISCO comes in two forms: static ...

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