Web Services Description Language

Representation of concepts defined by WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 documents.

XML-based interface description language that is used for describing the functionality offered by a web service.

- Web Services Description Language
Representation of concepts defined by WSDL 1.1 and WSDL 2.0 documents.

4 related topics

Alpha

Web services architecture: the service provider sends a WSDL file to UDDI. The service requester contacts UDDI to find out who is the provider for the data it needs, and then it contacts the service provider using the SOAP protocol. The service provider validates the service request and sends structured data in an XML file, using the SOAP protocol. This XML file would be validated again by the service requester using an XSD file.

Web service

Misnomer.

Misnomer.

Web services architecture: the service provider sends a WSDL file to UDDI. The service requester contacts UDDI to find out who is the provider for the data it needs, and then it contacts the service provider using the SOAP protocol. The service provider validates the service request and sends structured data in an XML file, using the SOAP protocol. This XML file would be validated again by the service requester using an XSD file.
Web services in a service-oriented architecture.

Web Services Description Language (WSDL), developed by the W3C

SOAP

Messaging protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks.

Messaging protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks.

SOAP structure

After SOAP was first introduced, it became the underlying layer of a more complex set of web services, based on WSDL, XSD and UDDI.

Business Process Execution Language

OASIS standard executable language for specifying actions within business processes with web services.

OASIS standard executable language for specifying actions within business processes with web services.

1) Define business processes that interact with external entities through web service operations defined using Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.1, and that manifest themselves as Web services defined using WSDL 1.1. The interactions are "abstract" in the sense that the dependence is on portType definitions, not on port definitions.

Interface description language

Generic term for a language that lets a program or object written in one language communicate with another program written in an unknown language.

Generic term for a language that lets a program or object written in one language communicate with another program written in an unknown language.

Software systems based on IDLs include Sun's ONC RPC, The Open Group's Distributed Computing Environment, IBM's System Object Model, the Object Management Group's CORBA (which implements OMG IDL, an IDL based on DCE/RPC) and Data Distribution Service, Mozilla's XPCOM, Microsoft's Microsoft RPC (which evolved into COM and DCOM), Facebook's Thrift and WSDL for Web services.