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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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SOAP and the Web Server

When you’re working with SOAP, you’ll eventually need to deal with a Web server. Since Web servers differ in capability and features, it’s almost certain that you’ll run into problem getting SOAP to work with some of them properly. For example, most developers worry about interoperability between Internet Information Server (IIS) and the Apache server used by many UNIX servers right now.

You’ll find two common problems working with Web servers from different vendors. First, there’s the problem of data reception. A Web server commonly uses a listener component to pick up SOAP messages and act upon them. If every listener acted the same way, there wouldn’t be a problem. However, there are nuances of difference between SOAP ...

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