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RE: Yahoo! WebService WSDL

From: Michael Salisbury <salisbur@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 10:51:23 -0700
To: "'Arthur Ryman'" <ryman@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: <www-ws-desc@w3.org>, <www-ws-desc-request@w3.org>
Message-ID: <027201c53a08$14b5df20$1e3891d8@salisbur>
We'd certainly like to help this process, but currently we don't have the
resources to work
on these WSDL 2.0 HTTP test cases.  I hope in the future we will be able to
focus more on
these areas.  We'll continue to watch these lists for any developments.
-Mike Salisbury
 Yahoo! Web Services Team

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Ryman [mailto:ryman@ca.ibm.com] 
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 3:17 PM
To: Michael Salisbury
Cc: www-ws-desc@w3.org; www-ws-desc-request@w3.org
Subject: Re: Yahoo! WebService WSDL


I'm very interested in supporting your use of WSDL 2.0. It would be great if
you could help us get this right. There are two ways you can help. 

1. We are building up a Test Suite at W3C [1]. At present we don't have any
REST test cases. If you can contribute some that conform to the WSDL 2.0
HTTP binding, that would be great. Just post your test cases to this list
and I'll add them. This will help us get the HTTP binding right. 

2. There is also implementation work being planned. There is a new Apache
project being proposed for WSDL 2.0. It will include a parser and validator.
The tools will also be integrated into Eclipse as part of the Web Tools
Platform (WTP) project [2]. Both projects would welcome participation from

[1] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2002/ws/desc/test-suite/ 
[2] http://eclipse.org/webtools/index.html 

Arthur Ryman,
Rational Desktop Tools Development

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"Michael Salisbury" <salisbur@yahoo-inc.com> 
Sent by: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org 

03/21/2005 07:43 PM 



Yahoo! WebService WSDL


Hi all,

I'm an engineer on the Yahoo! WebServices team.  As you may know we
recently launched some webservices at http://developer.yahoo.net.
We've got a set of REST APIs for accessing various search results.

While we do have a schema for the result XML for the calls, we have
no such specification for the requests.  David Orchard proposed a
WSDL 2.0 spec for one of the services at

I'd love to be able to support a spec like this, but we've got a
chicken-and-egg problem.  It's difficult to produce WSDL files when 
I've got no tools to verify that they're accurate, and it's difficult 
to build WSDL tools when there are no examples to try them on.

So I've come here in hopes of breaking the stalemate.  How would you
recommend we produce and maintain WSDL specs for our services?  Are
there tools for generating and verifying such specs?  Are there tools
for creating client stubs for calling services with WSDL specs?
Remember, these are HTTP REST APIs, not SOAP.


-- Mike Salisbury
  Yahoo! WebServices
Received on Tuesday, 5 April 2005 17:52:00 UTC

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