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Cape Clear WSDL Editor

Cape Clear Software Releases Free WSDL Editor to Support Web Services Programming

Campbell, California, USA. September 4, 2002.

Cape Clear Software, a leading provider of Web Services technology, today released a free graphical WSDL Editor for programmers interested in working with Web Services. The Cape Clear WSDL Editor delivers the first complete environment for rapid Web Services Definition Language (WSDL) development. It supports novice programmers, while also providing sophisticated features for more experienced Web Services developers. The WSDL Editor includes powerful wizards that eliminate the complexity of WSDL, as well as WSDL validation, which simplifies testing, and support for the rapid creation of Web Services from XML Schema.

"The WSDL Editor is to Web Services development what WYSIWYG HTML editors were to Web page development," according to John Maughan, business manager for CapeStudio at Cape Clear Software. "It offers an intuitive graphical environment for the design of Web Services and, in particular, assists developers who wish to create Web Services from existing XML interfaces such as SWIFT, ACORD, BAPI, and RosettaNet. Many developers are struggling with the complexities of WSDL; the WSDL Editor is designed to help them out."


The WSDL Editor offers a rich set of features for programmers looking to create and edit Web Services:

  • Intuitive graphical environment for viewing and editing WSDL files.
  • Web Services creation wizard, which automates the creation of service definitions, port types, binding, template operations, and messages.
  • Fully automated wizards for creating and editing XML schema, schema array, complex types, simple types, and enumerations.
  • Import of any XML Schema, including industry standards such as ACORD and SWIFT.
  • Support for WSDL validation, where WSDL is tested against WSDL Schema.
  • Support for WSDL profiling, so WSDL can be validated against customized profiles for specific requirements such as standards compatibility (for example, .NET and WS-I)
  • Support for advanced WSDL capabilities such as imports, faults, SOAP headers, multiple bindings, and parameter ordering.
  • Support for the latest WSDL specification.
  • Rich editing features.
  • Retrieval of WSDL from across networks, UDDI repositories, or Internet locations.
  • Full support for WSDL documentation.
  • Detailed user's guide, which simplifies the WSDL learning curve, and full access to the CapeScience forum.


Cape Clear Software's WSDL Editor is available immediately at no cost for download from The WSDL Editor is part of Cape Clear's Web Services Development Tool, CapeStudio (


Introduction to Web Services

Training: Webex demonstration on using the WSDL Editor

Advice: Post any questions to the CapeScience forum

Article: Simplified WSDL (Part 1)

Article: Simplified WSDL (Part 2)

About Cape Clear Software

Cape Clear Software ( has one focus: creating Web Services technology that reduces the business costs of software development and integration. CapeConnect is a Web Services based platform for enterprise integration that is simple, fast, and cost-effective to deploy and maintain. CapeStudio is an integrated Web Services development environment, simplifying design, development, integration, and deployment of Web Services applications using XML, WSDL, and UDDI.

Cape Clear's products link packaged business applications, such as ERP and CRM, and diverse technologies, such as Java, J2EE, CORBA, and Microsoft .NET, across intranets and the Internet. Founded in 1999, Cape Clear is a privately held firm with offices in Dublin, London, California, Colorado and Massachusetts.

Press information

Tom Murphy
Cape Clear Software
Tel: (866) 219 5944
International: +353 (1) 241 9937


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See also the news item of 2002-09-04, "Cape Clear Software Releases Free WSDL Editor Graphical Tool."

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