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ALSO CALLED: Web Services Description Language
DEFINITION: The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML-based language used to describe the services a business offers and to provide a way for individuals and other businesses to access those services electronically. WSDL is the cornerstone of the Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) initiative spearheaded byMicrosoft, IBM, and Ariba. UDDI is an XML-based registry for businessesworldwide,  … 
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WSDL DEFINITION (continued): … The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML-based language used to describe the services a business offers and to provide a way for individuals and other businesses to access those services electronically. WSDL is the cornerstone of the Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) initiative spearheaded byMicrosoft, IBM, and Ariba. UDDI is an XML-based registry for businessesworldwide, which enables businesses to list themselves and their services on theInternet. WSDL is the language used to do this. WSDL is derived from Microsoft's Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and IBM's Network Accessible Service Specification Language (NASSL). WSDL replaces both NASSL and SOAP as the means of expressing business services in the UDDI registry.
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