Common Terminology Used in Web Services

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Before start using PeopleSoft Integration Broker for sending and receiving services, you need to be familiar with the terminology used for Web services. In this post, I will try to list and describe common terms used for Web services.

Extensible Markup Language (XML): XML is a text-based format that provides a mechanism to describe document structures using markup tags. It allows developers to create their own customized tags, enabling the definition, transmission, validation, and interpretation of data between applications and between organizations.

XML Schema Definition (XSD): XSD is a way to describe and validate data in an XML environment. You can think of a schema as a model for describing the structure of information. XSD makes it easier to validate documents based on namespaces. Namespaces prevent identically custom-named tags that may be used in different XML documents from being read the same way.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP): SOAP is a way for programs running in different or same operating systems to communicate with one another buy using the World Wide Web’s Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and XML.

Web Services Definition Language (WSDL): WSDL is an XML-based language used to describe services provided by a business and defines how other businesses can access those services electronically. WSDL not only describe the message content but also defines where the service is available and what communicates protocol to use to communicate with that service. In short, the WSDL file defines every thing needed so that developers can write a program to work with an XML Web Service.

Web Services Inspection Language (WSIL) specification provides an XML format for assisting in the inspection of a site for available services and a collection of rules for how inspection related information should be made available for consumption.

Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI): UDDI as described by PeopleSoft "is an XML-based registry for businesses worldwide to list services on the Internet. Its ultimate goal is to streamline online transactions by enabling companies to find one another on the Web and make their systems interoperable for e-commerce. UDDI is often compared to a telephone book's white, yellow, and green pages. UDDI allows businesses to list themselves by name, product, location, or the Web services they offer."

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