Is WSDL too hard?. In response to Greg Reinacker's comments I didn't say WSDL is hard, I said its cumbersome and unproductive. Come on, its just angle brackets how hard can it be ?? [Simon Fell]
Hard or not hard -- can we agree on "It's just not enough" ? :) My main problem with WSDL is that it tries to do 2 things (message contract and transport mapping), while it should do 3 things (message contract, service contract and transport mapping), however at the same time, one thing (WSDL) shouldn't do all these 3 things altogether but leave them to 3 separate things: A message contract definition language (defines soap:Body content), a service contract definition language (soap:Header) and a "web services binding language" that maps messages combined with services to transports.