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Publishing WSDL without SOAP

 
George Harris
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I am interested in creating a webservice without soap just HTTP + XML. My question is: are you still able to publish a WSDL if you don't use soap? And if so, what steps are necessary?
 
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What I understood from the relevant chapter in the WSDL specification was that you can specify your own bindings but those will probably not be supported by the tools you're using.
In other words, and I'm guessing here, you should be able to define your own <binding ...> element in the WSDL document but you also need to implement the protocol handling stuff.
Anyone with real knowledge is welcome to correct me. I'd also be interested to hear about the truth in this matter.
 
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Microsoft tools allow this all the time. This is called the "HTTP binding" and it is a standard part of WSDL (defined in the spec, I believe).
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Kyle, doesn't WSAD also support HTTP+XML (or was it just HTTP+SOAP)?
Well, I obviously didn't think hard enough about the actual question...
 
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