I am new to webservices and I have a question . My clinet wants me to write a webservices client to utilise the APIs. He has not provided me WSDL but host and port and want me to send SOAP request to this HOST and PORT and I will get response back.
How should I go about writing this?Can you please provide some pointers? I know for WSDL i could have used AXIS 2 ,but here they have not provided WSDL and just Host and Port. What should I use to develop client?
Narender Reddy Soma
Joined: Jun 05, 2010
I think you should ask your client for WSDL without any hesitation.
Joined: Oct 04, 2006
If your client wants you to send SOAP requests to his/her service, the you must really have a WSDL for, for instance, these reasons (this list is basically for your client ):
Defines the format of the request and response payloads that you are to send to and receive from the service.
Selects transport to use when sending and receiving messages (thought, this is almost always HTTP).
Declares security requirements of the service through policies in the WSDL.
Specifies the type of binding used by the service (for instance RPC/Literal or Document/Literal).