Chapter 4. Anatomy of a Web Service Contract

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4.1 What is a Web Service Contract?

4.2 The Parts of a Web Service Contract

4.3 Technologies Used to Create Web Service Contracts

4.4 Guidelines for Using Web Service Contract Technologies

Web service contracts can range in content, depth, and complexity. To fully appreciate the intricacies and design options of how Web service contracts can be structured, we first need to decompose this structure in order to understand its individual parts and the mechanics that make these parts work together.

The purpose of this chapter is to explain the Web service contract from a conceptual and structural perspective ...

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