WSDL is an XML-based language for describing Web services and how to access them.
WSDL stands for Web Services Description Language, and is an XML-based language for describing Web Services.
To learn more about WSDL, read our WSDL tutorial.
WSDL 1.1 was suggested in a note to W3C in March 2001 (by Ariba, IBM and Microsoft), as a language for describing Web Services.
The note also described how to use WSDL in conjunction with SOAP 1.1, HTTP GET/POST, and MIME types.
The first working drafts were published 17. December 2001.
The latest working drafts were published 11. June 2003.
WSDL 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation 26. June 2007.
To preserve the properties of the World Wide Web as technologies evolve, W3C has created a recommendation for the core design components of the Web.
Architecture of the World Wide Web, Volume One is a W3C recommendation describing the standard protocols that support the identification of, and interaction between Web resources.
|Specification||Draft / Proposal||Recommendation|
|WSDL 1.1 Note||15. Mar 2001|
|WSDL Usage Scenarios||04. Jun 2002|
|WSDL Requirements||28. Oct 2002|
|WSDL Architecture||11. Feb 2004|
|WSDL Glossary||11. Feb 2004|
|WSDL Usage Scenarios||11. Feb 2004|
|WSDL 1.2 Core Language||11. Jun 2003|
|WSDL 1.2 Message Patterns||11. Jun 2003|
|WSDL 1.2 Bindings||11. Jun 2003|
|WSDL 2.0 Primer||26. Jun 2007|
|WSDL 2.0 Core Language||26. Jun 2007|
|WSDL 2.0 Adjuncts||26. Jun 2007|
|WSDL 2.0 SOAP 1.1 Binding||26. Jun 2007|
|WSDL 2.0 RDF Mapping||26. Jun 2007|
|Web Services Addressing Core||09. May 2006|
|Web Services Addressing SOAP Binding||09. May 2006|
|Web Architecture||15. Dec 2004|
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