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WSDL Accessor

Note:

Zend_Soap_Wsdl class is used by Zend_Soap_Server component internally to operate with WSDL documents. Nevertheless, you could also use functionality provided by this class for your own needs.

If you don't plan to do this, you can skip this documentation section.

Zend_Soap_Wsdl constructor.

Zend_Soap_Wsdl constructor takes three parameters:

  1. $name - name of the Web Service being described.
  2. $uri - URI where the WSDL will be available (could also be a reference to the file in the filesystem.)
  3. $extractComplexTypes - optional flag used to identify that complex types (objects) should be extracted.

addMessage() method.

addMessage($name, $parts) method adds new message description to the WSDL document (/definitions/message element).

Each message correspond to methods in terms of Zend_Soap_Server and Zend_Soap_Client functionality.

$name parameter represents message name.

$parts parameter is an array of message parts which describe SOAP call parameters. It's an associative array: 'part name' (SOAP call parameter name) => 'part type'.

Type mapping management is performrd using addTypes(), addTypes() and addComplexType() methods (see below).

Note:

Messages parts can use either 'element' or 'type' attribute for typing (see http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_messages).

'element' attribute must refer to a corresponding element of data type definition. 'type' attribute refers to a corresponding complexType entry.

All standard XSD types have both 'element' and 'complexType' definitions (see http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/).

All non-standard types, which may be added using Zend_Soap_Wsdl::addComplexType() method, are described using 'complexType' node of '/definitions/types/schema/' section of WSDL document.

So addMessage() method always uses 'type' attribute to describe types.

addPortType() method.

addPortType($name) method adds new port type to the WSDL document (/definitions/portType) with the specified port type name.

It joins a set of Web Service methods defined in terms of Zend_Soap_Server implementation.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_porttypes for the details.

addPortOperation() method.

addPortOperation($portType, $name, $input = false, $output = false, $fault = false) method adds new port operation to the specified port type of the WSDL document (/definitions/portType/operation).

Each port operation corresponds to a class method (if Web Service is based on a class) or function (if Web Service is based on a set of methods) in terms of Zend_Soap_Server implementation.

It also adds corresponding port operation messages depending on specified $input, $output and $fault parameters.

Note:

Zend_Soap_Server component generates two messages for each port operation while describing service based on Zend_Soap_Server class:

  • input message with name $methodName . 'Request'.

  • output message with name $methodName . 'Response'.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_request-response for the details.

addBinding() method.

addBinding($name, $portType) method adds new binding to the WSDL document (/definitions/binding).

'binding' WSDL document node defines message format and protocol details for operations and messages defined by a particular portType (see http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_bindings).

The method creates binding node and returns it. Then it may be used to fill with actual data.

Zend_Soap_Server implementation uses $serviceName . 'Binding' name for 'binding' element of WSDL document.

addBindingOperation() method.

addBindingOperation($binding, $name, $input = false, $output = false, $fault = false) method adds an operation to a binding element (/definitions/binding/operation) with the specified name.

It takes XML_Tree_Node object returned by addBinding() as an input ($binding parameter) to add 'operation' element with input/output/false entries depending on specified parameters

Zend_Soap_Server implementation adds corresponding binding entry for each Web Service method with input and output entries defining 'soap:body' element as '<soap:body use="encoded" encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"/>

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_bindings for the details.

addSoapBinding() method.

addSoapBinding($binding, $style = 'document', $transport = 'http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/http') method adds SOAP binding ('soap:binding') entry to the binding element (which is already linked to some port type) with the specified style and transport (Zend_Soap_Server implementation uses RPC style over HTTP).

'/definitions/binding/soap:binding' element is used to signify that the binding is bound to the SOAP protocol format.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_bindings for the details.

addSoapOperation() method.

addSoapOperation($binding, $soap_action) method adds SOAP operation ('soap:operation') entry to the binding element with the specified action. 'style' attribute of the 'soap:operation' element is not used since programming model (RPC-oriented or document-oriented) may be st using addSoapBinding() method

'soapAction' attribute of '/definitions/binding/soap:operation' element specifies the value of the SOAPAction header for this operation. This attribute is required for SOAP over HTTP and must not be specified for other transports.

Zend_Soap_Server implementation uses $serviceUri . '#' . $methodName for SOAP operation action name.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_soap:operation for the details.

addService() method.

addService($name, $port_name, $binding, $location) method adds '/definitions/service' element to the WSDL document with the specified Wed Service name, port name, binding, and location.

WSDL 1.1 allows to have several port types (sets of operations) per service. This ability is not used by Zend_Soap_Server implementation and not supported by Zend_Soap_Wsdl class.

Zend_Soap_Server implementation uses:

  • $name . 'Service' as a Web Service name,

  • $name . 'Port' as a port type name,

  • 'tns:' . $name . 'Binding' [1] 'tns:' namespace'http://' .$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'] as binding name,

  • script URI[2]'http://' .$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'] as a service URI for Web Service definition using classes.

where $name is a class name for the Web Service definition mode using class and script name for the Web Service definition mode using set of functions.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_services for the details.

Type mapping.

Zend_Soap WSDL accessor implementation uses the following type mapping between PHP and SOAP types:

  • PHP strings <-> xsd:string.

  • PHP integers <-> xsd:int.

  • PHP floats and doubles <-> xsd:float.

  • PHP booleans <-> xsd:boolean.

  • PHP arrays <-> soap-enc:Array.

  • PHP object <-> xsd:struct.

  • PHP class <-> tns:$className [3] Zend_Soap_Wsdl$extractComplexTypesxsd:anyType tns:$className .

  • PHP void <-> empty type.

  • If type is not matched to any of these types by some reason, then xsd:anyType is used.

Where xsd: is "http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" namespace, soap-enc: is a "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/" namespace, tns: is a "target namespace" for a service.

Retrieving type information.

getType($type) method may be used to get mapping for a specified PHP type:

getType('int');

...
class MyClass {
    ...
}
...
$soapMyClassType = $wsdl->getType('MyClass');

Retrieving type information.

addComplexType($type) method is used to add complex types (PHP classes) to a WSDL document.

It's automatically used by getType() method to add corresponding complex type if $extractComplexTypes parameter of the constructor is set tu true (otherwise classes are mapped to 'xsd:anyType' SOAP type).

addComplexType() method creates '/definitions/types/xsd:schema/xsd:complexType' element for each described complex type with name of the specified PHP class.

All class public properties are described as corresponding elements of 'xsd:all' node attached to 'xsd:complexType'.

Class property MUST have docblock section with the described PHP type to have property included into WSDL description.

addComplexType() checks if type is already described within types section of the WSDL document.

It prevent duplications if this method is called two or more times and recursion in the types defenition section.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_types for the details.

addDocumentation() method.

addDocumentation($input_node, $documentation) method adds human readable documentation using optional 'wsdl:document' element.

'/definitions/binding/soap:binding' element is used to signify that the binding is bound to the SOAP protocol format.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl#_documentation for the details.

Get finilised WSDL document.

toXML(), toDomDocument() and dump($filename = false) methods may be used to get WSDL document as an XML, DOM structure or a file.

[1] is defined as script URI ().
[3] If object is created with parameter turned off, then classes are translated to . Otherwise, is used and type is described in details in WSDL section.
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