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Re: Yahoo! WebService WSDL

From: Dan Diephouse <dan@envoisolutions.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 13:41:04 -0500
Message-ID: <4241B840.8020307@envoisolutions.com>
To: Michael Salisbury <salisbur@yahoo-inc.com>
CC: www-ws-desc@w3.org

Michael Salisbury wrote:

>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.
If you're looking at using only wsdl 2.0, I don't know there a lot of 
tools out there.  I know the Axis 2 people have started on some Java 
stuff to parse WSDL 2.0, but I don't think they have any stub generation 

For my /SOAP/ serivces which have a WSDL 1.1 descriptor, I select 
several tools (say .NET, Axis, etc), generate stubs and write tests 
which use my service. I would recommend the same, but their are very few 
tools if any that handle WSDL 2.0/REST at this point.  A WSDL 2.0 
description for Yahoo, while neato, doesn't seem very useful to me 
yet... If you really wanted client stub generation for your users, you'd 
be best off making some kind of WSDL 1.1/SOAP gateway IMO :-\.

 - Dan

Dan Diephouse
Envoi Solutions LLC
Received on Wednesday, 23 March 2005 18:53:14 UTC

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