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The Web Services Description Language 1.1 (WSDL) grammar describes Web services,
including: interface and end points (or ports), what a service can do, where it
resides and how to invoke it via machine-understandable terms targeted for
automated distributed communications between Web applications.
WDSL can extend Simple
Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and this Note describes and includes bindings
for using WSDL in combination with SOAP, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Multipurpose Internet Mail
Extension (MIME) for remote process invocation. WDSL is itself extensible,
with a common binding mechanism that may be used to produce binding extensions
for other protocols.
Date Listed: 05/21/2001