Therefore, we will describe how a web service can be called so it can display the needed help information, together with the list of services and information on what they should be used for.
To get a list of all methods that a service exposes, use a web browser that supports XML response, such as IE or Firefox, and open the following web service address:
IMPORTANT: In your web.config file, in the <endpointBehaviors> section, you need to add <webHttp helpEnabled="true"/> in the <behaviors> section.
Let's consider that you have requested a web service with the /help in the end. Here is what you should see:
NOTE: Note that the request ends up with /help - if you do not place it there, you will not receive any web service information. You have to be authenticated to see this information though.
For the purpose of the example, we have requested the FlatTaxon service.There is a table with help information for every web method that this service exposes. In our case, we will see how to read the help information for the GetTaxa method:
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