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Term    (2XQQ)

WSDL    (2XQR)

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OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5    (2XQT)

OMB Context Definition    (2XQU)

Reference/URL OMB Context Definition    (2XQV)

Business Definition    (2XQW)

Short for Web Services Description Language, an XML-formatted language used to describe a Web service's capabilities as collections of communication endpoints capable of exchanging messages. WSDL was developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM.    (2XQX)

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Webopedia http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/WSDL.html    (2XQZ)

Technical Definition    (2XR0)

WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly, and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an endpoint.    (2XR1)

Reference/URL Technical Definition    (2XR2)

http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl    (2XR3)

Context Definition 1    (2XR4)

The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML format published for describing Web services. Version V 1.1 has not been endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), however it has just (May 11th, 2005) released a draft for version 2.0, that will be a recommendation (an official standard), and thus endorsed by the W3C.    (2XR5)

Reference/URL Context Definition 1    (2XR6)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WSDL    (2XR7)

Context Definition 2    (2XR8)

Web services description language is a meta-language used to describe service specifications. WSDL provides interface/implementation details of available web services, and leverages XML to describe data types, details, interface, location and protocols. WSDL specifications are typically published to a UDDI directory to enable service discovery.    (2XR9)

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OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5    (2XRB)

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