Creating traditional (WSDL-based) Web services

You must decide whether you want your Web service to comply with the Web Services Interoperability (WSI) standard. This will govern which Web service runtime you use for the creation of your Web services. If you accept the default, IBM® WebSphere® runtime, the resulting Web service will be WSI-compliant.

You must follow certain naming conventions when creating Web services using IBM WebSphere runtime. These include:
  • Method names must begin with a lower case letter.
  • Class names must begin with an upper case letter.
  • If a method or class name contains an underscore followed by a letter, the letter must be an upper case letter.
  • If a method or class name contains a number followed by a letter, the letter must be an upper case letter.
Keep these naming restrictions in mind when creating macro names, prompt names, and extract names during macro creation. For more information on naming restrictions, refer to the Rational® SDP documentation.