Web Services Metadata Exchange (WS-MetaDataExchange)

Web Services Metadata Exchange (WS-MetadataExchange) defines three request-response message pairs to retrieve three types of metadata: one retrieves the associated with the receiving endpoint or with a given target namespace, another retrieves either the associated with the receiving endpoint or with a given target namespace, and a third retrieves the with a given target namespace. Together these messages allow incremental retrieval of a Web service's metadata.

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More information: WS-MetadataExchange page on the W3C website

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