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Question : What is Web Service ?

Answer: Web service is a piece of code which is available on web (internet).


That code of piece can be developed in any language (java, .net etc). A client
invokes the web service by sending xml message and it wait for xml
response (synchronously or asynchronously).

Question: What is WSDL ?


Answer : WSDL stands for Web Services Description Language

WSDL is a document written in XML. The document describes a Web service.


It specifies the location of the service and the operations (or methods) the
service exposes.

Question: Explain elements/tags of WSDL ?


Answer :

Element Description
Name
types A container for abstract type definitions defined using
XML Schema

message A definition of an abstract message that may consist


of multiple parts, each part may be of a different type

portType An abstract set of operations supported by one or


more endpoints (commonly known as an interface);
operations are defined by an exchange of messages

binding A concrete protocol and data format specification for a


particular portType
service A collection of related endpoints, where an endpoint is
defined as a combination of a binding and an address
(URI)
Question: Difference between Abstract and Concrete WSDL ?
Answer : Abstract WSDL contains only messages and operations. Abstract
WSDL is
used by SOAP Server.

Where as concrete WSDL contains messages, operations and transport


specific information (JMS or Http). This is used by SOAP client.

Question : What is SOAP ?


Answer : SOAP is a simple XML-based protocol to let applications exchange
information over HTTP.
Or more simply: SOAP is a protocol for accessing a Web Service.

Question : What is XML Schema ?


Answer : An XML Schema describes the structure of an XML document.

Question : Difference between Include and Import in context to XML schema


?
Answer : The fundamental difference between include and import is that
you must use import to refer to declarations or definitions that are in
a different target namespace and you must use include to refer to
declarations or definitions that are (or will be) in the same target namespace.

Question : What is targetNamespace's function?


Answer :
<schema xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/SchemaXML
targetNamespace="http://www.example.com/name"
xmlns:target="http://www.example.com/name">
The targetNamespace declares a namespace for other xml and xsd
documents to refer to this schema. The target prefix in this case refers to the
same namespace and you would use it within this schema definition to
reference other elements, attributes, types, etc. also defined in this same
schema definition.