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From robert <>
Subject Re: WSDL validator tool and WS-I checks
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2011 15:39:21 GMT
My group has a requirement to validate published WSDLs for compliance
against the WS-I Basic Security Profile.

Perhaps I have misunderstood the requirement, in relationship to the
'published' sense?  Or perhaps, the requirement could be refined

On Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:20:04 -0500, Daniel Kulp <>
> On Monday 07 February 2011 9:55:42 am robert wrote:
>> Consider the online help for the WSDL validator tool:
>> The text states that the following check is performed: "Validate the
>> WSDL document against custom validation rules, such as those defined by
>> the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization (i.e. WS-I Basic
>> Profile rules)."
>> I have two questions in this regards,
>> (1)  The checks target what version of WS-I Basic Profile?  If it's
>> not Web Services Interoperability Organization’s Basic Profile, Version
>> 1.2, could checks be added for this latest version?
> It's WS-I Basic Profile..   It's not all the rules though.   I think WSI-BP 
> defines hundreds, if not thousands, of checks.   We're pretty much checking 
> for the common issues.   If someone wants to go through the BP spec
> and write
> additional checks, that would be great.   It's not a priority for
> *ME* as the
> existing checks have been fairly adequate.
>> (2) Are there any checks performed in relationship to "Web Services
>> Interoperability Organization’s Basic Security Profile, Version 1.1"...
>> if not, could there be?
> Well, the WSI-security profile defines on-the-wire rules and such.  
> It really
> doesn't  define any rules for anything in the WSDL.   What would a *WSDL* 
> validator validate with this?

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