First Example - Hello

This section provides a tutorial example on writing the very first WSDL 2.0 example that uses SOAP 1.2 over HTTP to send a hello message and receive a hello message back.

My first WSDL 20 example will be the Hello Web service with these properties:

In this WSDL example, I want to send a SOAP request with a hello message. And I expect the server to return a hello message. So I wrote this WSDL document, Hello_WSDL_20_SOAP.wsdl:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<wsdl:description xmlns:wsdl=""
  xmlns:wsoap= ""

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    <xsd:schema xmlns:xsd=""
      <xsd:element name="Hello" type="xsd:string"/>    
      <xsd:element name="HelloResponse" type="xsd:string"/>    

  <wsdl:interface name="helloInterface" >
    <wsdl:operation name="Hello" 
      <wsdl:input messageLabel="In" 
        element="hy:Hello" />
      <wsdl:output messageLabel="Out" 
        element="hy:HelloResponse" />

  <wsdl:binding name="helloBinding" 
    <wsdl:operation ref="hy:Hello" 

  <wsdl:service name="helloService" 
    <wsdl:endpoint name="helloEndpoint" 


See WSDL 1.1 tutorials for testing requests and responses.

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

 WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL Version 2.0 Part 2: Adjuncts

WSDL 2.0 Document Examples with SOAP Binding

First Example - Hello

 Multiplart Example - Reservation

 RPC Example - GetStockPrice

 Using WSDL Document in Java Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL

 Apache Woden for WSDL Documents in Java

 SoapUI - Web Service Testing Tool

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 Introduction to WSDL 1.1

 WSDL 1.1 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

 SoapUI as WSDL 1.1 Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL 1.1

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL 1.1

 Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL 1.1

 Using WSDL2Java to Generate Web Service Stub Classes

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 WSDL Related Terminologies

 Outdated Tutorials


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