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WSDL Tutorial

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WSDL Tutorial


WSDL (Web Services Description Language) is an XML-based language for describing Web services and how to access them.

Start learning WSDL now!

Table of Contents

Introduction to WSDL
This introduction to WSDL explains what WSDL is.

WSDL Documents
This chapter explains the main parts of an WSDL document.

WSDL Ports
This chapter explains the WSDL port interface.

WSDL Binding
This chapter explains the WSDL binding interface.

This chapter explains how UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration) is integrated with WSDL.

WSDL Syntax
The full WSDL syntax as listed in the W3C note.

WSDL Summary
This chapter contains a recommendation on what subject you should study after the WSDL tutorial.


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