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Corticon Server: Integration & Deployment Guide : Integrating Corticon Decision Services : Types of XML service contracts : Web Services Description Language (WSDL)

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Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
A WSDL service contract differs from the XSD in that it defines both invocation payload and protocol. It is the easiest as well as the most common way to integrate with a Web Services Server. The WSDL file defines a complete interface, including:
*Corticon Server SOAP binding parameters.
*Decision Service Name.
*Payload, or XML data elements required inside the request message (this portion of the WSDL is identical to the XSD).
*XML data elements provided within the response message.
*The Web Services standard allows for two messaging styles between services and their consumers: RPC-style and Document-style. Document-style, sometimes also called Message-style, interactions are more suitable for Decision Service consumption because of the richness and (potential) complexity common in business. RPC-style interactions are more suitable for simple services that require a fixed parameter list and return a single result.
Important: Corticon Decision Service WSDLs are always Document-style! If you intend to use a commercially available software toolset to import WSDL documents and generate request messages, be sure the toolset contains support for Document-style WSDLs.
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