Overview of WSDL 1.1 Document Structure

This section describes the high level structure of a WSDL 1.1 document, an XML document with 'definitions' as the root element, and 'types', 'message', 'portType', 'binding', 'service' as top level elements.

As we learned earlier, WSDL 1.1 uses 7 layers of components to define a Web service: Types, Message, Operation, Port Type, Binding, Port, and Service.

These 7 layers of WSDL 1.1 components are written in an XML document following these rules:

The structure of a WSDL 1.1 XML document can be illustrated as:

<definitions ...>
  <types>
    ...
  </types>

  <message ...>
    ...
  </message>
  <message ...>
    ...
  </message>

  <portType ...>
    <operation ...>
      <input>
        ...
      </input>
      <output>
        ...
      </output>
      ...
    </operation>
  </portType>

  <binding ...>
    <operation ...>
      <input>
        ...
      </input>
      <output>
        ...
      </output>
      ...
    </operation>
  </binding>

  <service ...>
    <port ...>
      ...
    </port>
    ...
  </service>

</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

Overview of WSDL 1.1 Document Structure

 "definitions" - The Root Element

 "types" - The Container Element for Data Types

 "message" - Message Type Definition Element

 "portType" - Port Type Definition Element

 "binding" - Binding Definition Element

 "service" - Service Definition Element

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

 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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