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Microsoft® Windows® Communication Foundation Step by Step by John Sharp

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WCF and the WS-Addressing Specification

When using the WSHttpBinding binding, the mechanism that WCF uses to identify message actions, route a message to a service, and send a response message back follows to the WS-Addressing specification. This specification defines a standard format for the message header, containing information such as the action, the address of the destination service, and the return address for any response, which conforming services should use in a SOAP message. As long as a message contains addressing information in this standard format, neither the service nor the client application cares about the technology used to create the message. This is a key factor enabling WCF client applications and services to interoperate ...

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