"service" - Service Definition Element

This section describes 'service', a definition element that defines a service as one or multiple endpoints. An endpoint defines a binding to a communication address.

"service" is a top level element of a WSDL 2.0 document. "service" is used to define a service with one or multiple endpoints with "endpoint" sub elements for a given interface. An endpoint is defined with a given binding and a communication address. The syntax of "service" looks like this:

  <wsdl:service name="nmtoken1" interface="qname1">
    <wsdl:endpoint name="nmtoken2" binding="qname2"
       address="uri"/>
       ...
  </wsdl:service>

Notes on the "service" element:

Here is an example of "service" element:

  <wsdl:service name="helloService" 
    interface="hy:helloInterface">
    <wsdl:endpoint name="helloEndpoint" 
      binding="hy:helloBinding"
address="http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello_SOAP_12.php"/>
  </wsdl:service>

In this example,

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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

 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

 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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