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(Web Services Description Language) The standard format for describing a web service. A WSDL definition describes how to access a web service and what operations it will perform. Usually pronounced 'whizz-dul' (to rhyme with 'whistle'), WSDL is seen (with SOAP and UDDI) as one of the three foundation standards of web services.

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Loosely Coupled articles:

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Useful Web resources:

Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.1
The latest draft of the WSDL specification lodged with the W3C


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