Short for Web Services Description Language
, an XML
-formatted language used to describe a Web service's capabilities as collections of communication endpoints capable of exchanging messages. WSDL is an integral part of UDDI
, an XML-based worldwide business registry. WSDL is the language that UDDI uses. WSDL was developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM.
Also see Understanding "Web Services" in the "Did You Know...?" section of Webopedia.
TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.