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significance of encodingStlyle in WSDL

william kane
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Joined: Nov 21, 2000
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Can any one tell the significance of the encodingStyle attribute where we give the valuehttp://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/.
From all that i know this url must contain an xml doc that contains the rules to marshall the soap request the soap xml.
Though I stated the above i am still not able to concieve what that means when it is brought to the level of reality.
For Ex.
In the wsdl file i define a type as
<xsd:complexType name="phone">
<xsd:all>
<xsd:element name="areaCode" type="xsd:int"/>
<xsd:element name="exchange" type="xsd:string"/>
<xsd:element name="number" type="xsd:string"/>
</xsd:all>
</xsd:complexType>
assuming that phone is the only part of my input message , in the binding i specify
<input>
<soap:body use="encoded"
namespace="urn:AddressFetcher"
encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"/>
</input>
for the message.
What is the significance of this encoding when i have already expressed my input type as XML.
I have made an earnest effort the articulate my issue.Pl lemme know if it is still not clear
thanx in advance
vamsi


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Mandan Happy
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Joined: Dec 17, 2001
Posts: 65
Encoding Style means that the serialization adheres to SOAP default Section 5 encoding style.
Please refer the SAOP 1.1 specification section 5.
You may alternatively use any other encoding style such as XMI from OMG.
-regards
MANDAN
 
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