Overview of WSDL 2.0 Document Structure

This section describes the high level structure of a WSDL 2.0 document, an XML document with 'description' as the root element, and 'types', 'interface', 'binding' and 'service' as top level elements.

As we learned earlier, WSDL 2.0 uses 6 layers of components to define a Web service: Types, Operation, Interface, Binding, Endpoint and Service.

These 6 layers of WSDL 2.0 components are written in an XML document following these rules:

The structure of a WSDL 2.0 XML document can be illustrated as:

<description ...>
  <types>
    ...
  </types>

  <interface ...>
    <operation ...>
      <input>
        ...
      </input>
      <output>
        ...
      </output>
      ...
    </operation>
  </interface>

  <binding ...>
    <operation .../>
  </binding>

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

</description>

Last update: 2007.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

Overview of WSDL 2.0 Document Structure

 "description" - The Root Element

 "types" - The Container Element for Data Types

 "interface" - Interface Definition Element

 "binding" - Binding Definition Element

 "service" - Service Definition Element

 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

 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 Outdated Tutorials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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