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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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Creating the Server Side Code

You’ll normally design and test the server side code first. The reason is simple—you need a functional server before you can do anything with the client. There are many ways to design the server-side code, but I normally begin with the component. That way I can verify operation locally and ensure the rest of my server code won’t suffer from a faulty component during the debugging process.

Creating a listener comes next. We’ll use an ASP file in this case. The ASP file should contain code that passes input from the client to the SOAP sever and then passes the output from the SOAP server back to the client. Most listeners will also contain some form of error handling code. This code creates a SOAP fault message and ...

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