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John Gregory
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Ok, I'm new to web services. Suppose I wanted to write a client
program that called a web service. I understand a company publishes
a uddi file that tells which web services it offers, is this correct?

Let's say I wanted to get a stock quote from, say T.Rowe Price.
I'd have to find out what web services they offer and then I could
write my client to use that service.

Thanks,

John
 
William Brogden
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I get the impression that UDDI has not become universal. What you need to create a client is a WSDL (Web Service Description Language) file for a specific service - such as your stock quote example. Frequently WSDL files are published on the web for direct download.

There are toolkits in many languages that will download a WSDL and create the basic programming for a client. For example, the Apache AXIS 2 open source toolkit for Java and C.

Bill
 
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