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This is a brief tutorial that explains how to use WSDL to exchange information in a WSDL is often used in combination with SOAP and XML Schema. Hence. WSDL is often used in combination with SOAP and XML Schema to provide web services .. To learn more about Web Services, visit Web Services Tutorial. What is WSDL? • XML language for describing web services. • Web service is described as. – A set of communication endpoints (ports). • Endpoint is made of.
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Description Language (WSDL) makes it easy to reap the benefits of SOAP by . Let's dive right into a sample WSDL file to see its structure and how it works. WSDL ○ was submitted as a W3C Note by Ariba, IBM and. Microsoft. • March • Merging 3 previous proposals: • Microsoft's SOAP Contract Language. open standards, and SOAP, UDDI and WSDL are all contributors to open standards. It is not the purpose of this tutorial to fully explain these concepts, but to give.
A detailed description of the elements used in this definition can be found in Section 2 core language and Section 3 SOAP binding.
Example 1 SOAP 1. This section describes the core elements of the WSDL language. A WSDL document is simply a set of definitions. There is a definitions element at the root, and definitions inside. The grammar is as follows:. These elements will be described in detail in Sections 2. In the rest of this section we describe the rules introduced by WSDL for naming documents, referencing document definitions, using language extensions and adding contextual documentation.
Optionally, a targetNamespace attribute of type URI may be specified. WSDL allows associating a namespace with a document location using an import statement:. The following types of definitions contained in a WSDL document may be referenced:. Each WSDL definition type listed above has its own name scope i. The use of the import element allows the separation of the different elements of a service definition into independent documents, which can then be imported as needed.
This technique helps writing clearer service definitions, by separating the definitions according to their level of abstraction. It also maximizes the ability to reuse service definitions of all kinds.
As a result, WSDL documents structured in this way are easier to use and maintain. Example 2 below shows how to use this authoring style to define the service presented in Example 1.
Here we separate the definitions in three documents: The use of this mechanism is of course not limited to the definitions explicitly presented in the example, which uses only language elements defined in this specification. Other types of definitions based on additional language extensions can be encoded and reused in a similar fashion. In WSDL the term binding refers to the process associating protocol or data format information with an abstract entity like a message, operation, or portType.
WSDL allows elements representing a specific technology referred to here as extensibility elements under various elements defined by WSDL. These points of extensibility are typically used to specify binding information for a particular protocol or message format, but are not limited to such use.
The specific locations in the document where extensibility elements can appear are described in detail in section A3. Extensibility elements are commonly used to specify some technology specific binding. To distinguish whether the semantic of the technology specific binding is required for communication or optional, extensibility elements MAY place a wsdl: The default value for required is false.
The required attribute is defined in the namespace "http: Extensibility elements allow innovation in the area of network and message protocols without having to revise the base WSDL specification. WSDL recommends that specifications defining such protocols also define any necessary WSDL extensions used to describe those protocols or formats.
See Sections 3, 4, and 5 for examples of extensibility elements defined as part of the base WSDL specification. WSDL uses the optional wsdl: The content of the element is arbitrary text and elements "mixed" in XSD.
The documentation element is allowed inside any WSDL language element. The types element encloses data type definitions that are relevant for the exchanged messages. For maximum interoperability and platform neutrality, WSDL prefers the use of XSD as the canonical type system, and treats it as the intrinsic type system. The XSD type system can be used to define the types in a message regardless of whether or not the resulting wire format is actually XML, or whether the resulting XSD schema validates the particular wire format.
This is especially interesting if there will be multiple bindings for the same message, or if there is only one binding but that binding type does not already have a type system in widespread use. In these cases, the recommended approach for encoding abstract types using XSD is as follows:. However, since it is unreasonable to expect a single type system grammar can be used to describe all abstract types present and future, WSDL allows type systems to be added via extensibility elements.
An extensibility element may appear under the types element to identify the type definition system being used and to provide an XML container element for the type definitions. The role of this element can be compared to that of the schema element of the XML Schema language. Messages consist of one or more logical parts.
Each part is associated with a type from some type system using a message-typing attribute. The set of message-typing attributes is extensible. Other message-typing attributes may be defined as long as they use a namespace different from that of WSDL.
Binding extensibility elements may also use message-typing attributes. The syntax for defining a message is as follows. The message-typing attributes which may vary depending on the type system used are shown in bold. The message name attribute provides a unique name among all messages defined within the enclosing WSDL document.
The part name attribute provides a unique name among all the parts of the enclosing message. Parts are a flexible mechanism for describing the logical abstract content of a message. A binding may reference the name of a part in order to specify binding-specific information about the part. However, the bindings must be inspected in order to determine the actual meaning of the part. Multiple part elements are used if the message has multiple logical units.
For example, the following message consists of a Purchase Order and an Invoice. However, if the message contents are sufficiently complex, then an alternative syntax may be used to specify the composite structure of the message using the type system directly.
In this usage, only one part may be specified. In the following example, the body is either a purchase order, or a set of invoices. Message definitions are always considered to be an abstract definition of the message content. A message binding describes how the abstract content is mapped into a concrete format. However, in some cases, the abstract definition may match the concrete representation very closely or exactly for one or more bindings, so those binding s will supply little or no mapping information.
However, another binding of the same message definition may require extensive mapping information. For this reason, it is not until the binding is inspected that one can determine "how abstract" the message really is. The port type name attribute provides a unique name among all port types defined within in the enclosing WSDL document.
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WSDL refers to these primitives as operations. For example, the request and response messages may be exchanged as part of one or two actual network communications.
It is expected that specifications that define the protocols for Solicit-response or Notification would also include WSDL binding extensions that allow use of these primitives. Operations refer to the messages involved using the message attribute of type QName.
This attribute follows the rules defined by WSDL for linking see section 2. The input and output elements specify the abstract message format for the request and response, respectively. The optional fault elements specify the abstract message format for any error messages that may be output as the result of the operation beyond those specific to the protocol.
Note that a request-response operation is an abstract notion; a particular binding must be consulted to determine how the messages are actually sent: The output and input elements specify the abstract message format for the solicited request and response, respectively.
Note that a solicit-response operation is an abstract notion; a particular binding must be consulted to determine how the messages are actually sent: The name attribute of the input and output elements provides a unique name among all input and output elements within the enclosing port type. The "getTerm" operation has an input message called "getTermRequest" and an output message called "getTermResponse". In the example above, the portType "glossaryTerms" defines a one-way operation called "setTerm".
The "setTerm" operation allows input of new glossary terms messages using a "newTermValues" message with the input parameters "term" and "value". However, no output is defined for the operation.
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In the example above, the portType "glossaryTerms" defines a request-response operation called "getTerm". The "getTerm" operation requires an input message called "getTermRequest" with a parameter called "term", and will return an output message called "getTermResponse" with a parameter called "value". The name attribute you can use any name you want defines the name of the binding, and the type attribute points to the port for the binding, in this case the "glossaryTerms" port.
The style attribute can be "rpc" or "document". In this case we use document. The ValidateWithSchema class import java.
File; import java. IOException; import javax. DocumentBuilder; import javax. DocumentBuilderFactory; import javax.
ParserConfigurationException; import org. Document; import org. First, build a factory, and then specify that any parsers it creates should be "validating parsers". Not all parsers are validating. Some simply verify that the document is "well-formed", without verifying their actual structure.
Next, specify the schema language to use, and the schema document itself. In this case, Christine is using a local file, but you can use any file referenceable as a URL. Christine saves the file and compiles it, and after running it, she gets the following output, shown in Listing 5. Listing 5. Running the empty schema Warning: validation was turned on but an org.
ErrorHandler was not set, which is probably not what is desired. Parser will use a default ErrorHandler to print the first 10 errors. Please call the 'setErrorHandler' method to fix this. The Warning is not significant; Christine only wants to know whether the file is valid or not, so she doesn't need any particular error handling capabilities.
The Error is significant, because it means that the parser is in fact looking to the schema and validating the instance document. Now she needs to add the actual definitions. Creating a simple element It's easy to define the first few elements. The content, endDate and startDate elements consist of simple strings, as shown in Listing 6.
Listing 6. Also, none of them have attributes. The XML Schema Recommendation defines a number of different types that you can use to define your content. For example, you can specify that the endDate and startDate values must be datetime values. Creating a more complex element Of course, if all elements were that simple, you probably wouldn't need a schema in the first place.
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Christine goes on to define the ClassifiedList element see Listing 7. Listing 7. It's a type of element that contains, in order, a content element, an endDate element, and a startDate element.
Moving up to the top, she defines the ClassifiedList element has an element that also contains a sequence of elements. In this case, however, it contains zero or more elements of type ClassifiedAdType, all named ClassifiedAd.
So far, with just these two definitions, she's covered most of the structure of the document. Now all she needs to do is add a definition for the adId attribute.
Adding attributes An attribute gets defined with in a complexType element, as shown in Listing 8. Listing 8. She could, however, create a more restrictive type. Using simpleTypes XML Schema provides a great deal of power when it comes to defining the actual content your document may contain.
For example, Christine can specify that the adId attribute must contain only integers greater than or equal to see Listing 9.
Listing 9. She's creating a restriction -- a limit on the type of data -- with the base type being integers. She then adds a "facet" for that restriction, specifying that the minimum value is XML Schema defines a great number of these facets for your use. Once she's created the type, she can reference it in the attribute definition. Creating a WSDL document While Christine is in charge of the actual data, Larry is responsible for the actual message that moves back and forth between the service and its clients.
From those messages, he creates the WSDL document. The messages Larry's first steps are to decide what functions the service will actually perform, and then to define the messages for the services. After consultation with the rest of the department, he comes up with a list of functions and their corresponding messages, and in the remainder of this section you will look at these functions. Listing It returns a Boolean value stating whether the operation was successful see Listing 12 and Listing The definitions reside within the definitions element, as you can see here.
Starting at the bottom, you define the service. The service uses a particular binding, which is an implementation of a portType. The portType defines operations, which are made up of messages. The messages consist of XML defined in the types section. The definitions element defines two namespaces. The first, which uses the prefix wsdl:, provides a namespace for the actual elements that make up the WSDL. The second, the targetNamespace, defines the namespace to which the items defined by the WSDL belong.
Larry starts by defining the types. Define the types Larry takes the definitions that Christine gave him and drops them into the types element, creating a new schema within the document, as shown in Listing The first is within the schema element itself.
Here Larry defines two namespaces. The first, prefixed by xs:, is the XML Schema namespace. The second, targetNamespace, defines the namespace to which the definitions created by the schema belong. However, in order to refer to that namespace, Larry needs to create another alias. You can see that alias on the definitions element, prefixed by ns Larry could've just as easily put that definition on the schema element, but he'll need it outside the schema element later.
The last two attributes, elementFormDefault and attributeFormDefault, refer to whether or not elements and attributes are expected to have namespace prefixes. The first four definitions are from the schema that Christine gave Larry, but the rest define the messages Larry created earlier.
A note about namespaces In XML, as in many programming languages, it is frequently necessary to specify a "namespace" for various elements and attributes. This gives you a means for distinguishing between elements that have the same name, but different purposes, and perhaps different origins.
For convenience, however, it is also assigned an alias, or prefix.
For example, here the schema namespace has a prefix of xs:. Remember that the alias is just that: an alias. It is the URI that matters. Therefore, elements or attributes that are part of the ns1: namespace are also part of the schema's targetNamespace. Create the messages With the types in place, Larry can define the messages that will pass back and forth in the SOAP envelope see Listing Within each message, you define one or more parts.
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Note that WSDL 2. Each part has a name and the name of the element that makes up that part. The element name refers back to the types defined in the types element. Notice that the name of the element is prefixed with ns1:, the prefix for the namespace that matches the targetNamespace for the schema. Define the interface portType Messages don't do any good on their own, so Larry needs to associate them with specific operations.
These operations are part of the portType. The portType contains only definitions, and not implementations. In that respect, it is much like an interface. In fact, in WSDL 2.
Larry creates an operation for each of the functions see Listing One, such as finalizeIssue, is an "in-only" operation, in that it has only an input message. That message, finalizeIssueRequest, was defined previously, and like before, we created a new prefix, tns:, to refer to the namespace to which it belongs.
In this case, Larry defines both the input and output messages.She's creating a restriction -- a limit on the type of data -- with the base type being integers. In the first case, the element referenced by the part will appear directly under the Body element for document style bindings or under an accessor element named after the message part in rpc style.
Coming in WSDL 2. This is used to attach a specific protocol or data format or structure to an abstract message, operation, or endpoint. Hence, in the same way, the WSDL file is the postcard, which has the address of the web service which can deliver all the functionality that the client wants. Web services provides a text based actually, XML-based means for transferring messages back and forth, which means that your applications are not just machine independent, but also operating system and programming language independent.
Specifying message exchange patterns Listing 4. The use of the import element allows the separation of the different elements of a service definition into independent documents, which can then be imported as needed.