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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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9.7 SOAP BASED WEB SERVICES

A SOAP based (web) service will have the following three properties:

  • The medium in which messages are sent—Web (Internet/Intranet/Extranet/LAN)
  • The protocol by which they are sent—HTTP (mostly)
  • The format by which they are sent—SOAP XML

The basic structural elements that form a web service in this model are XML (used by SOAP) and HTTP (as the mostly used protocol). Refer to the respective sections for more details about their individual capabilities. However, what is the significant is the combination of these two elements that make it powerful.

Platform elements used in a web service are SOAP, UDDI and WSDL. It is recalled that any service will involve passing messages between client and the server. These messages ...

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