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XML in Office 2003: Information Sharing with Desktop XML by Priscilla Walmsley, Charles F. Goldfarb

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Chapter 23. Web services technologies Tad Tougher Tutorial

  • Service discovery

  • Web Services Description Language (WSDL)

  • Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration

Computer programs are brittle. It is easier for applications to talk to people than to other applications. That’s why Web services specifications are less mature than pure Web specifications.

There are three major Web services technologies: SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. We covered SOAP in Chapter 19, “Web services introduction”, on page 414. Now we’ll take a closer look at the other two.

Web Services Description Language

If I agree to provide you with some XML documents, we will also agree on the document type. That agreement is usually recorded formally in a DTD or schema definition. The definition ...

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