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Windows Communication Foundation 3.5 Unleashed, Second Edition by Craig McMurtry, Nigel Watling, Marc Mercuri, Matt Winkler

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Chapter 12 Interoperability

In this chapter we cover Windows Communication Foundation’s interoperability with applications built on other platforms. By using a subset of standard, open web services protocols following the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1, we can create a Windows Communication Foundation client that communicates with a Sun Microsystems service.

The World Wide Web Consortium defines a web service as

…a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine-processable format (specifically WSDL). Other systems interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization ...

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