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Significance of wsdl:

Sriram Anbarasu

Joined: Dec 09, 2005
Posts: 4
Can i know the significance of wsdl: in the wsdl document. I could find some wsdl documents which does not contain wsdl: in the tags.

For instance; consider the wsdl document snippet below
is equivalent to

Regards,<br />Sriram.A
Peer Reynders

Joined: Aug 19, 2005
Posts: 2922
"wsdl" is an XML namespace prefix.
In your first example the WSDL namespace http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/ is the default namespace
In your second example the WSDL namespace http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/ is assigned the wsdl namespace prefix. Your particular examples aren't complete enough to show the significant difference.

Please refer to
Namespaces in XML
Ronald Bourret's XML Namespaces FAQ

"http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/" as the default namespace

"http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/" using the wsdl namespace prefix
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