Implementation Notes

Before we proceed with the actual implementation of the order database to SOAP transformation and the SOAP playback client, a high-level overview of the order submission process is in order. Figure 16.4 shows the flow of information from the original order database document to the SOAP server, and the capturing of the SOAP results into a log file.

Figure 16.4. The overall application data flow.

Because our XSLT will need to construct a valid SOAP request message, it would be useful to see a valid, functional SOAP request that has been generated by an existing SOAP client. Fortunately, the Microsoft SOAP Toolkit provides us ...

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