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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2006 vol. 23)
ISSN: 0740-7459
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.
Web services, Simple Object Access Protocol, SOAP

P. Louridas, "SOAP and Web Services," in IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. , pp. 62-67, 2006.
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