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

 Using WSDL Document in Java Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL

 Apache Woden for WSDL Documents in Java

 SoapUI - Web Service Testing Tool

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 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 as WSDL 1.1 Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL 1.1

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL 1.1

 Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL 1.1

 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

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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