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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Interop with SOAP

SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol. SOAP is a protocol and a standard for interoperating using XML. Currently, the primary transport that is used for SOAP communications is HTTP, although the specification does not demand that HTTP be used. When combined with a Web server such as IIS, SOAP forms the basis for Web services. With COM+ 1.5 (which is only available on Windows XP platforms and Windows.NET servers), it is possible to interop with a COM+ component through a Web service. Figure 8.10 shows a block diagram of how the interaction is possible with COM+ 1.5.

Figure 8.10. Interoperating with SOAP.

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