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From Anne Thomas Manes <>
Subject Re: WS-I compliance of a webservice
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2005 13:42:04 GMT
Keep in mind that the WS-I BP put constraints on SOAP and WSDL -- it
disallows features that are explicitly supported by the
specifications. Most toolkits support all features defined in the
specifications, so I don't think we'll ever get to the point where you
can't build a service that doesn't comply with the WS-I BP.

Some toolkits (e.g., Sun's JWSDP) provide a switch that you can set to
say that you want to generate a WS-I compliant service, but I wouldn't
trust it yet. To ensure compliance, you must test each service.

Also , you should understand that WS-I BP compliance applies to
services -- not to products or toolkits. There is no way to test to
see if a toolkit complies with the WS-I BP. All you can do is test to
see whether a toolkit can generate or process WS-I compliant services.


On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 08:22:47 -0500, Anderson Jonathan
<> wrote:
> Jayachandra,
> To date, my team's approach has been to not trust the SOAP
> toolkits/platforms/sdks.  We do exactly what Dims prescribes - run our WSDL
> (which we design first with Altova XMLSpy) through a WS-I checker and use
> the WS-I testing tools to check our resulting implementation (WSDL2Java
> generated service binding) for compliance at runtime.  We use Mindreef
> SOAPScope to perform both the WSDL and runtime WS-I testing, as their
> product puts a rather nice interface atop the WS-I test suite.
> The day may come when you can implicitly trust your toolkit, but we're just
> not there yet.
> Regards,
> -Jon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Davanum Srinivas []
> Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 8:13 AM
> To:; jayachandra
> Subject: Re: WS-I compliance of a webservice
> They way to certify that a service is WS-I compatible using the WS-I testing
> tools:
> Basically you run the WSDL, ensure compliance and then run all messages to
> check if messages are compliant as well.
> -- dims
> On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 17:49:35 +0530, jayachandra <>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Can't one authorizedly say that his/her developed webservice is WS-I
> > compatible if the framework using which one developed that particular
> > webservice is WS-I comaptible?
> > Are there any other criteria that are to be considered to certify that
> > a web service a developer codes is WS-I compatible?
> > If so, what are they. Do they restrict the use of certain kind of
> > datastructures as in/out params. Can someone clarify siting pointers
> > to useful resources or with some own example?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Jayachandra
> >
> --
> Davanum Srinivas -

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