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Is a WSDL required with Spring-WS Services?

Mike London
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Spring-WS creates a WSDL automatically behind the scenes when you set up a Spinrg-WS Web Service XSD.

My question, however, is "is" the WSDL actually required with Spring WS?

There's no WSDL->>Java in non-JAX-WS services so I'm a bit confused by whether you need the WSDL here.

Appreciate any replies or clarifications on this.

Thanks,

Mike
bill simons
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http://static.springsource.org/spring-ws/sites/1.5/reference/html/tutorial.html

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1575268/soap-and-spring

Here are some references above, hopefully they explain things a little bit.
If you want my opinion on the matter here it is


If you generating a service contract(a web service- either soap or restful then you need a wsdl. It is required...
The purpose of this is use xml to parse your data model classes.

you can use contract first basically you do this by hand(wsdl)
or you can have this generated by using a wizard
The downside of this approach their is no chance of updating.

In my opinion I would always use the first approach...I hope this helps
Praful Thakare
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a web service- either soap or restful then you need a wsdl


not for restful, that was the main reason behind simplicity of REST, though there is something similar called WADL but its not mandatory unlike WSDL for SOAP.

Cheers
-P


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Mike London
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Praful Thakare wrote:
a web service- either soap or restful then you need a wsdl


not for restful, that was the main reason behind simplicity of REST, though there is something similar called WADL but its not mandatory unlike WSDL for SOAP.

Cheers
-P


Right, but Spring-WS is neither SOAP nor RESTFul as I understand it....hence my question.

- mike
Praful Thakare
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completely missed it..sorry for that..
bill simons
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Mike I am sorry I missed this as well
 
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