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RE: What does WSDL describe?

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:44:15 -0000
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To: <anne@manes.net>, <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: <Savas.Parastatidis@newcastle.ac.uk>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>, <jimwebber@hotmail.com>, <distobj@acm.org>
 Anne Thomas Manes wrote 

		But back to the question that you asked in the subject line:
		WSDL describes a Web service. It describes
		- what the service does (its abstract interface)
		- how to communicate with it (the concrete protocols that it supports)
		- where to find it (its endpoint URLs)
		
		A Web service is a Web resource that performs one or more functions for
		other systems. The abstract interface therefore must define what functions
		it performs and what messages must be exchanged for each function.
		
		Note that the service provider (or perhaps the tooling that the service
		provider uses) determines the service's WSDL model.
		

That summary works well for me!
 
Paul 
 
Received on Monday, 27 October 2003 11:47:48 GMT

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