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From Freeman Fang <>
Subject Re: how about we honor style sheet in wsdl
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2008 04:31:41 GMT
Hi Glen,

Actually I have same concern with you.
This request is from a servicemix user but I'm not sure if it's 
reasonable for wsdl, so I post question here to get more feedback.


Glen Mazza wrote:
> Should WSDLs have stylesheets?  After all, as they say, web services are for
> computers what web browsers are for human beings--but computers don't care
> about how data looks, so the need for stylesheets is less clear.  (Although
> I certainly understand that the intention of the stylesheet is for the WSDL
> to be more pleasing to the human.)
> Another concern about allowing stylesheets is that they could visually mask
> or alter the web service's appearance.  Hide some operations, for example,
> possibly even change values (I think)--how much of a concern is that?  We
> have a JAX-WS requirement that the wsdl be viewable at
> http://endpointurl?wsdl, but arguably that is still met even if the WSDL
> looks different to the human eye (because of the stylesheet) than it does
> when processed by the machine.  
> Regards,
> Glen
> Freeman Fang wrote:
>> Hi,
>> For the wsdl like
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>> <?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" 
>> href=""?>
>> <definitions xmlns=""
>> ....
>> Is it possible that we publish stylesheet as well when we publish the 
>> wsdl, I mean if customer get wsdl from http://serviceaddress?wsdl, they 
>> can also see the stylesheet their.
>> Or any reason we shouldn't do it?
>> Thanks
>> Freeman

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