Parameter sequence disturbed : Web Service in Flex

I implemented an application in Flex that used web service, written in PHP with NuSOAP library. The WSDL file that was available for Web Service is as under:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<definitions xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:SOAP-ENC="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/" xmlns:tns="http://server" xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/soap/" xmlns:wsdl="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/" xmlns="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/" targetNamespace="http://server">
<types>
<xsd:schema targetNamespace="http://server" >
 <xsd:import namespace="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/" />
 <xsd:import namespace="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/wsdl/" />
</xsd:schema>
</types>
<message name="saveImgRequest">
<part name="id" type="xsd:string" />
<part name="data" type="xsd:string" />
<part name="emailId" type="xsd:string" />
<part name="notes" type="xsd:string" /></message>
<message name="saveImgResponse">
<part name="return" type="xsd:boolean" /></message>
<message name="purchaseRequest">
<part name="id" type="xsd:string" />
<part name="data" type="xsd:string" /></message>
<message name="purchaseResponse">
<part name="return" type="xsd:boolean" /></message>
<portType name="purchasePortType">
  <operation name="saveImg">
    <input message="tns:saveImgRequest"/>
    <output message="tns:saveImgResponse"/>
  </operation>
  <operation name="purchase">
    <input message="tns:purchaseRequest"/>
    <output message="tns:purchaseResponse"/>
  </operation>
</portType>
<binding name="purchaseBinding" type="tns:purchasePortType">
  <soap:binding style="rpc" transport="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/http"/>
  <operation name="saveImg">
    <soap:operation soapAction="http://server/webservice.php/saveImg" style="rpc"/>
    <input><soap:body use="encoded" namespace="http://server" encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"/></input>
    <output><soap:body use="encoded" namespace="http://server" encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"/></output>
  </operation>
  <operation name="purchase">
    <soap:operation soapAction="http://server/webservice.php/purchase" style="rpc"/>
    <input><soap:body use="encoded" namespace="http://server" encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"/></input>
    <output><soap:body use="encoded" namespace="http://server" encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"/></output>
  </operation>
</binding>
<service name="purchase">
<port name="purchasePort" binding="tns:purchaseBinding">
    <soap:address location="http://server/webservice.php"/>
  </port>
</service>
</definitions>

After carefully considering the sequence of parameters in web service method call, I tried to import Web Service through Flex Builder’s Import web service wizard.

Surprisingly, methods that are served by the Web Service have been detected with all parameters. But, with a surprise:

Web Serice Import Wizard in Flex Builder 3

Why is the sequence of parameters been changed? Neither parameters are in ascending/descending order of alphabets nor are in original sequence as are declared!

Can anyone give reason?

Ignoring unwanted sequence through import wizard, I finally implemented Web Service with parameters as are there in WSDL, and it worked fine for me!

private function initAndCallWS():void
{
    saveImageWebService = new WebService();               
    saveImageWebService.wsdl = "http://server/webservice.php?wsdl";
    saveImageWebService.saveImg.addEventListener("result", resultHandler);
    saveImageWebService.saveImg.addEventListener("fault", faultHandler);
    saveImageWebService.addEventListener(LoadEvent.LOAD,loadHandler);
    saveImageWebService.loadWSDL();
}

private function loadHandler(event:LoadEvent):void
{
    saveImageWebService.saveImg("userID","image_content", "email@server.com", "notes");
}
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