The HTML document does not contain Web service discovery information

You might receive the message


The HTML document does not contain Web service discovery information.
Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved: ‘http://localhost:1091/Service1.svc’.
Content Type application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8 was not supported by service http://localhost:1091/Service1.svc.  The client and service bindings may be mismatched.
The remote server returned an error: (415) Unsupported Media Type.
If the service is defined in the current solution, try building the solution and adding the service reference again


like the picture below.


One of the possibility is the service name in your Web.config


does not match the namespace in your class file.


Make sure the names are the same then try again.

Download the complete code from sample file name is WcfServiceCMM.rar. My MSN ID is

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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3 Responses to The HTML document does not contain Web service discovery information

  1. Pingback: How to configure WCF Service to wsHttpBinding binding | Chanmingman's Blog

  2. Great post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I am inspired! Very useful information specifically the final section 🙂 I take care of such info much. I was looking for this particular information for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

  3. Manjunath says:

    I tried this but hasn’t helped me..

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