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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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Introduction

SOAP, as mentioned in previous chapters, is a specification for a wire protocol. It enables you to transfer data between machines in a distributed application. In addition, the designers of this specification intend to make SOAP easier to use than other wire protocols, while overcoming some of the difficulties in using these older protocols over the Internet. We’ve also looked at the format of a SOAP message and some of the special features you need to consider while designing your application.

This chapter completes the theoretical part of the book and gets into some hands on examples. We’ll look at the last piece of the puzzle, the application that use SOAP to transfer data from one point to another. I’ll present a simple example ...

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