"definitions" - The Root Element

This section describes 'definitions', the root element of a WSDL document. The target namespace and other namespaces should be provided at the root element level.

"definitions" is the root element of a WSDL 1.1 document. The syntax of "definitions" looks like this:

<wsdl:definitions name="nmtoken"
  targetNamespace="tns_uri"
  xmlns:tns="tns_uri"
  xmlns:wsdl="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/"
  xmlns:xxxx="other_uri" ...>
  ...
</wsdl:definitions>

Notes on the "definitions" element:

Here is an example of "definitions" element:

<wsdl:definitions name="helloWSDL"
  targetNamespace="http://www.herongyang.com/Service/"
  xmlns:hy="http://www.herongyang.com/Service/"
  xmlns:wsdl="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/"
  xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/"
  ...
</wsdl:definitions>

In this example, xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/" provides "soap" as the namespace prefix for element names from the WSDL 1.1 SOAP extension language.

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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 Outdated Tutorials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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