Exposing a Service Component as a Web service

SCA for PHP can generate WSDL from the annotations within a service component, so that it can be easily deployed and exposed as a Web service. To provide SCA with the information it needs to generate the WSDL, it is necessary to add the annotation @binding.soap under the @service annotation and to specify the parameters and return values of the methods using the @param and @return annotations. These annotations will be read when WSDL is generated, and the order and types of the parameters determine the contents of the <schema> section of the WSDL.

SCA for PHP always generates document/literal wrapped WSDL for components that are exposing a Web service. Note that this does not stop components from consuming Web services which are not SCA components and which are documented with WSDL written in a different style.

The scalar types which can be used in the @param annotation are the four common PHP scalar types: boolean, integer, float and string. These are simply mapped to the XML schema types of the same name in the WSDL. The example below, which is a trivial implementation of the StockQuote service that the ConvertedStockQuote component calls, illustrates string and float types.

Пример #1 StockQuote Service


include "SCA/SCA.php";

 * Scaffold implementation for a remote StockQuote Web service.
 * @service
 * @binding.soap
class StockQuote {

     * Get a stock quote for a given ticker symbol.
     * @param string $ticker The ticker symbol.
     * @return float The stock quote.
function getQuote($ticker) {

WSDL much like the following (though with a service location other than 'localhost', probably) would be generated from this service:

Пример #2 Generated WSDL

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <definitions xmlns="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/" xsi:type="tDefinitions"     xmlns:tns2="http://StockQuote" xmlns:tns="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/"     xmlns:tns3="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/"     xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" targetNamespace="http://StockQuote">   <types>     <xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"       targetNamespace="http://StockQuote">       <xs:element name="getQuote">         <xs:complexType>           <xs:sequence>             <xs:element name="ticker" type="xs:string"/>           </xs:sequence>         </xs:complexType>       </xs:element>       <xs:element name="getQuoteResponse">         <xs:complexType>           <xs:sequence>             <xs:element name="getQuoteReturn" type="xs:float"/>           </xs:sequence>         </xs:complexType>       </xs:element>     </xs:schema>   </types>    <message name="getQuoteRequest">     <part name="getQuoteRequest" element="tns2:getQuote"/>   </message>   <message name="getQuoteResponse">     <part name="return" element="tns2:getQuoteResponse"/>   </message>   <portType name="StockQuotePortType">     <operation name="getQuote">       <input message="tns2:getQuoteRequest"/>       <output message="tns2:getQuoteResponse"/>     </operation>   </portType>   <binding name="StockQuoteBinding" type="tns2:StockQuotePortType">     <operation name="getQuote">       <input>         <tns3:body xsi:type="tBody" use="literal"/>       </input>       <output>         <tns3:body xsi:type="tBody" use="literal"/>       </output>       <tns3:operation xsi:type="tOperation" soapAction=""/>     </operation>     <tns3:binding xsi:type="tBinding" transport="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/http" style="document"/>   </binding>   <service name="StockQuoteService">     <port name="StockQuotePort" binding="tns2:StockQuoteBinding">       <tns3:address xsi:type="tAddress" location="http://localhost/StockQuote/StockQuote.php"/>     </port>   </service> </definitions>  <!-- this line identifies this file as WSDL generated by SCA for PHP. Do not remove -->