Microsoft .NET provides the tools to develop Web services and Web service applications. This framework defines a Web service application as an application made up of many Web services that provide the information used in the application.
A Web service consists of several different elements that together ensure that the desired data is returned when requested by the client. The elements are
The client that makes the requests
The data requested by the client from a server connected to the Internet
The Web service that answers the request of the client
The server that stores the data requested by the client
Standards are the key to the functioning of Web services. They are used in every layer of Web services. Standards are specified ...