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Revising WSDL Documents: Why and How
September/October 2010 (vol. 14 no. 5)
pp. 48-56
Marco Crasso, ISISTAN-UNICEN, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Tandil
Juan Manuel Rodriguez, ISISTAN-UNICEN, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Tandil
Alejandro Zunino, ISISTAN-UNICEN, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Tandil
Marcelo Campo, ISISTAN-UNICEN, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Tandil
Although Web service technologies promote reuse, Web Services Description Language (WSDL) documents that are supposed to describe the API that services offer often fail to do so properly. Therefore, finding services, understanding what they do, and reusing them are challenging tasks. The authors describe the most common errors they've found in real WSDL documents, explain how these errors impact service discovery, and present some guidelines for revising them.

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Index Terms:
Web services publishing, Web services modeling, services discovery process and methodology, Web Services Description Language, WSDL
Citation:
Marco Crasso, Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Alejandro Zunino, Marcelo Campo, "Revising WSDL Documents: Why and How," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 48-56, Sept.-Oct. 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.81
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