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WSDL Profile

WSDL is an XML-based language for describing Web Services and how to access Web Services.

You should have basic knowledge

Before you continue, you need to have a basic knowledge of the following understanding:

  • XML
  • XML Namespaces
  • XML Schema

If you want to study these subjects first, please visit our XML tutorial series .

What is WSDL?

  • It means a WSDL Web Services Description Language
  • WSDL written in XML
  • WSDL is an XML document
  • WSDL is used to describe web services
  • WSDL can also be used to locate network services
  • WSDL is not a W3C standard

WSDL to describe Web services (Web Services)

WSDL refers to the Web Services Description Language (Web Services Description Language).

WSDL is a document written in XML use. This document may describe a Web service. It may provide location-based services, as well as operating the service provided (or methods).

In the history of the development of the W3C's WSDL

In March 2001, WSDL 1.1 is IBM, Microsoft submitted as a W3C record (W3C note) to the W3C XML Protocol XML related activity, for describing network services.

(W3C for discussion only record, according to a recording released W3C does not mean that it has been recognized by W3C or the W3C Team or will any W3C member.)

In July 2002, W3C released the first WSDL 1.2 working draft.

Please our W3C tutorial Read more about the specifications of the state and timeline.