An overview of WSIF

The Web Services Invocation Framework (WSIF) provides a Java API for invoking Web services, independent of the format of the service or the transport protocol through which it is invoked. This framework addresses all of the issues identified in the goals of WSIF.

WSIF provides the following features...

WSIF is designed to work both in an unmanaged environment (stand-alone) and inside a managed container. You can use the JNDI to find the WSIF service, or you can use the location described in the WSDL.

For more conceptual information about WSIF and WSDL, see the following topics...


See Also

Goals of WSIF
WSIF architecture
Using WSIF with Web services that offer multiple bindings
WSIF usage scenarios
Dynamic invocation
Web Services Invocation Framework (WSIF): Enabling Web services
Using WSIF to invoke Web services
WSIF system management and administration