O'Reilly logo

Real World XML Web Services: For VB and VB .NET Developers by Yasser Shohoud

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

4.4. WSDL SOAP Binding

In this section, I will take a look at the details of how WSDL describes SOAP-based Web services. Document/literal SOAP messages are commonly used and their WSDL is the simplest to understand, so we'll start with them. Next I'll discuss the WSDL for RPC/encoded SOAP messages because this format is also commonly used; especially when you are exposing existing applications as Web services. The other two formats: document/encoded and RPC/literal are rarely used and exist mostly because the SOAP and WSDL standards allow them. To spare you unnecessary details, I won't discuss them here.

You already know the definitions of the terms RPC, document, literal, and encoded within the context of SOAP messages. Let's define these terms ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required