Putting Everything Together

At this point, you have some idea of how SOAP works, but may not really know how everything fits together. SOAP follows a logical data flow that includes an interaction of some type between a client and a server. It relies on a text file formatted using the XML specification and includes special entries that describe the content of the SOAP message. Here are the steps in a typical exchange between client and server.

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The client instantiates a local SOAP object. It describes the location where the SOAP message should go, serializes the content that it wants to send, and includes any special attributes.
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The local object encapsulates the SOAP message within a request HTTP message. It then sends this message to ...

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