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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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Discovering SOAP Services

Writing a SOAP application isn’t the end of the story. Creating a server-side listener means that you have the capability of servicing client-side requests. The client still has to find your service and ask how to use it. When using SOAP within a single organization, discovering a service is relatively easy. However, what happens when you need to service requests from third parties? Will a client be able to find your service if they don’t even know your company exists? The short answer is no.

Discovery protocols provide a means for you to advertise your service in a neutral manner. What this means is that a client can find your service, request how to use it, and then make a request from you directly, all without any ...

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