Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
So far this book has focused on showing you how to build and invoke Web services with VB .NET and VB 6. Being platform-independent, Web services are all about interoperability (interop for short). In fact, the true value of Web services is enabling easy integration of heterogeneous applications. Therefore, real-world Web services will likely have a variety of clients written in various languages. This chapter has two objectives that will prepare you for real-world Web services:
Familiarize you with other SOAP toolkits that you might encounter in client or service implementations
Point out some potential interop problems and suggest workarounds ...