Partner Web Services WSDL
Used for client applications that are metadata-driven and dynamic in nature. It is particularly—but not exclusively—useful to salesforce.com partners who are building client applications for multiple organizations. As a loosely typed representation of the Salesforce data model that works with name-value pairs of field names and values instead of specific data types, it can be used to access data within any organization. This WSDL is most appropriate for developers of clients that can issue a query call to get information about an object before the client acts on the object.