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I have an IIS7.5 (Server 2008 R2) based web service that I would like to make as independant on the current implementations technology as possible. I am using the URL rewrite module ( to remove the .asmx portion of the URL and that is working fine for the HTTP request portion. However, I still see .asmx in the WSDL file when I access it. I was wondering if anyone has done this and if so, what advice could be offered.

It doesn't seem like a hard problem to solve. But I have tries a number of things with "custom tags" and can't seem to get it working to save my life.

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FWIW - URL Rewriting does not see to be able to handle non-html pages. I am not able to get anything other than a 500 server error when the returned body is SOAP xml, regardless of rules or preconditions. In fact, the simplest rule that I can imagine - " .* " fails in the same way.

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Why do the web gods hate us, Jeff? – Robert Kaucher Oct 21 '10 at 0:42

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