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Re: WSDL is oriented client?

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 15:41:06 -0400
To: tlais <mazen.tlais@irisa.fr>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB9EAB046.138CE953-ON85257053.006C0C7F-85257053.006C4393@lotus.com>
This mailing list is traditionally used more for SOAP-related questions 
than for WSDL, but I'll try a quick answer:  WSDL is usable by any 
software that wants to know in advance what is required in the content of 
SOAP message exchanges.   Typically, it's used by software development 
tools to aid in the preparation of code that will send or receive such 
messages.  Whether such messaging code winds up at a client, a server, a 
peer to peer system or whatever depends on your environment.  Many common 
implementations are currently server to server, but there are also 
important examples of SOAP messages being sent to and from client 
software.  I hope this helps.

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

tlais <mazen.tlais@irisa.fr>
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08/04/05 04:45 AM
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        Subject:        WSDL is oriented client?

Hello all,

I'm a new member in the mailing list. I’ve read many documents on the XML
and WSDL spec, but I didn’t find a response to my question. I would like 
know if the WSDL document is client oriented. I mean Only the client 
the WSDL document and the server doesn’t need to purse it.

Thank you for your help

Received on Thursday, 4 August 2005 19:41:16 UTC

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