What Is WSDL 1.1 SOAP Extension?

This section describes the SOAP extension included in the original 2001 WSDL 1.1 specification to support SOAP 1.1 binding. 7 language components introduced in WSDL 1.1 binding extension for SOAP 1.1.

What is WSDL 1.1 SOAP Extension? WSDL SOAP Extension adds extra language components to the WSDL 1.1 Framework to support SOAP binding.

In the original WSDL 1.1 language specification, "Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.1" (http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl), published in 2001, SOAP Extension was designed to support SOAP 1.1 binding.

Later in 2006, a separate specification, "WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2" (http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap12/WSDL11SOAP12.pdf), was published to support SOAP 1.2 binding.

So technically speaking, we have two SOAP extensions: WSDL 1.1 binding extension for SOAP 1.1 and WSDL 1.1 binding extension for SOAP 1.2.

Let's look at the WSDL 1.1 binding extension for SOAP 1.1 first.

Namespace URI for WSDL 1.1 binding extension for SOAP 1.1:

  xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/"

There are 7 language components introduced in WSDL 1.1 binding extension for SOAP 1.1. These language components can be used inside WSDL 1.1 framework components as shown below:

<wsdl:definitions ...>
  <wsdl:binding ...>
    <soap:binding .../>
    <wsdl:operation ...>
      <soap:operation .../>
      <wsdl:input>
        <soap:body .../>
        <soap:header ...>
          <soap:headerfault .../>
        </soap:header>
      </wsdl:input>
      <wsdl:output>
        <soap:body .../>
        <soap:header ...>
          <soap:headerfault .../>
        </soap:header>
      </wsdl:output>
      <wsdl:fault>
        <soap:fault .../>
      </wsdl:fault>
    </wsdl:operation>
  </wsdl:binding>
  <wsdl:port ...>
      <soap:address .../> 
  </wsdl:port>
</wsdl:definitions>

Last update: 2007.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

 WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL Version 2.0 Part 2: Adjuncts

 WSDL 2.0 Document Examples with SOAP Binding

 WSDL 20 Programming APIs and Testing Tools

 Introduction to WSDL 1.1

 WSDL 1.1 Document Structure and Syntax

WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

What Is WSDL 1.1 SOAP Extension?

 "soap:binding" - Binding Message Style and Transportation

 "soap:operation" - SOAPAction Header Line

 "soap:body" - Binding for SOAP Body

 "soap:fault" - Binding for SOAP Fault Details

 "soap:header" - Binding for SOAP Header

 "soap:address" - Location of Service

 soapUI 3.0.1 - Web Service Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension in PHP 5.3.1

 Using WSDL in Perl with SOAP::Lite 0.710

 Using WSDL Document in Java with Axis2 1.4.1

 Using WSDL2Java to Generate Web Service Stub Classes

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 WSDL Related Terminologies

 References

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