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SOAP and Web Services
November/December 2006 (vol. 23 no. 6)
pp. 62-67
Panagiotis Louridas, Greek Research and Technology Network
In May 2000, the World Wide Web Consortium issued the specification for version 1.1 of the Simple Object Access Protocol. The name SOAP stuck; in version 1.2, the W3C ceased to consider SOAP to be an acronym. SOAP is just SOAP, a way applications can use XML to exchange structured and typed information. SOAP-based services are the foundation of the current push toward service-oriented Web architecture. Unfortunately, getting from the foundation to the complete edifice still involves a lot of work. A simple but complete example shows how SOAP works. This column includes a comparison of developer toolkits as well.
Index Terms:
Web services, Simple Object Access Protocol, SOAP
Panagiotis Louridas, "SOAP and Web Services," IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 62-67, Nov.-Dec. 2006, doi:10.1109/MS.2006.172
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