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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Connecting to an XML Web Service

XML Web Services transport XML data between computer systems by using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) over HTTP or HTTPS. SharePoint can act as an XML Web Services requester or client; that is, it can request XML data from an XML Web Service and present the data by using a Data View. SharePoint can also act as an XML Web Service provider, supplying XML data to other computer systems. As with server-side scripts, the requester can send XML data, instructions (known as methods), parameters, and values to the XML Web Service provider, depending on how the XML Web Service was written. The methods and parameters an XML Web Service supports are described in a Web Service Description Language (WSDL). If supported, ...

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