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Web Services Description Language

  Posted on Friday March 16, @05:00AM Pacific
W3C The W3C has published a note on the Web Services Description Language. WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. WSDL is extensible to allow description of endpoints and their messages regardless of what message formats or network protocols are used to communicate, however, the only bindings described in the current document describe how to use WSDL in conjunction with SOAP 1.1, HTTP GET/POST, and MIME (which is enough for most web application developers at this point ;-). As communications protocols and message formats are standardized in the web community, it becomes increasingly possible and important to be able to describe the communications in some structured way. WSDL service definitions provide documentation for distributed systems and serve as a recipe for automating the details involved in applications communication. I've started toying with .NET. Microsoft is doing a lot of interesting things, WSDL included.

 
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    Re: Web Services Description Language

    by Scott Lichtman on Thursday May 10, @04:23AM
    I've started seeing a number of startups leveraging WDSL. WebCollage in NYC is one of them. What do people think are the odds of a startup creating industry-prevalent applications for using WDSL, versus Microsoft's .NET dominating application of the standard?
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    Re: Web Services Description Language

    by Klaus Alexander Seistrup on Sunday September 09, @07:08PM
    See also XMethods web service listing -- they are making extensive use of WSDL.
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    • Re: Web Services Description Language

      by Michael Clark on Monday November 12, @01:41AM
      Salcentral also supplies a large listing
      of publically available web services:

      http://www.salcentral.com

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