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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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An Overview of the Application

The example application is going to be a simple server-side component that adds two numbers together. The client will provide two integers as input and expect an integer as output. In other words, this application won’t do anything amazing. My intent in creating it is to show you some of the basics of creating a SOAP application using the simplest means possible. Rather than wade through reams of source code, you’ll see SOAP in its simplest form. The purpose, of course, is to make it easier to understand the harder applications that appear later in the book.

The following sections will help you understand various SOAP application elements. The first section shows how differences in SOAP application requirements ...

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