Definitions for "Web Services Description Language"
Keywords:  wsdl, uddi, xml, endpoints, 'wiz
An XML-based contract language for describing network services offered by a server. See also: Extensible Markup Language (XML).
An XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. [go to site
WSDL forms the basis of Web Services and is used to define Web Services. A service provider describes its service using WSDL and publishes the definition to a services directory, which could use Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI). A service consumer uses WSDL to obtain the information required to send a request for the service. WSDL uses XML to define messages.