Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Explanation of the most important tags of the WSDL document

15 Seconds : SOAP Test Harness: "explanation of the most important tags of the WSDL document follows:

* : the root element of the WSDL document.
* : a child of the element, it has an attribute 'name' that defines the name of the Web Service.
* : a grandchild of the element, it has an attribute 'location' that specifies the URL of the Web Service.
* : describes the request and response messages. Two are needed for each method that will be exposed through the Web Service. It is a child node of the element.
* : a child of the element, it describes the parameters or return values in the SOAP call.
* : describes the data types and number of parameters or return values for a method call. It is a child element of the element. XSD data types describe the parameters and return values.
* : Describes all the methods exposed through the Web Service for a specified transfer protocol (such as SOAP, HTTPGet, or SMTP).
* : A child of the element, it specifies which message is the input and which message is the output.
* : indicates the transport protocol. It is a child of the element.
* : a grandchild of the element, it has an attribute 'soapAction' that states the SOAPAction HTTP header."
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