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Yahoo! WebService WSDL

From: Michael Salisbury <salisbur@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 00:43:55 +0000
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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 Wednesday, 23 March 2005 08:28:18 UTC

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