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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Chapter 18. SOAP and RDF

This chapter is about two popular XML applications: the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and the Resource Description Framework (RDF).

SOAP is an XML-based communications protocol that lets applications communicate over the Web. As applications move to the Web, SOAP is becoming more popular. Web services let applications become distributed, with one part in the client's computer and other parts on the Internet; you can even call procedures across the Internet. Web services and SOAP are a big part of Microsoft's .NET initiative. In fact, it's easy to create Web services in .NET's Visual Studio if you're connected to the Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS); you just select the Web Service icon for the type of ...

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