In this chapter, you will learn how to:
View the HTTP message structure that is required to communicate with an XML Web service.
Build a client application that consumes an XML Web service using the HTTP-GET and HTTP-POST protocols.
At the beginning of Chapter 4, we mentioned the three protocols you can use to invoke the functionality of an XML Web service: SOAP, HTTP-GET, and HTTP-POST. Chapter 4 focused on the development of clients that use SOAP and proxy classes. In this chapter, we will focus on the direct use of the HTTP-GET and HTTP-POST protocols to develop similar client functionality.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the standard transport for communicating with XML ...