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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Architect's Note

  • SOAP 1.1 is the most widely adopted version of the SOAP specification. However, SOAP 1.2 has now reached W3C recommendation status and thus SOAP 1.1 is now considered deprecated.

  • SOAP RPC is quick and easy, but may lead to applications with too tight a level of coupling. Exchanging larger documents is preferable, even if it means writing handler code to deal with them.

  • XML-Native applications should not use SOAP-RPC; they should use the XML vocabularies that they have already developed, and use those vocabularies as the basis of their communication via document-oriented SOAP.

  • Be prepared for a shift in the Web services architecture, and ensure your services can support “Web-friendly” access where appropriate.

  • Do not deploy a Web ...

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