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 Web Services: An Integral Course :: Core standards: SOAP
 (Lecture 3)

Lecture outline

  • Introduction to SOAP
  • Tasks

Introduction to SOAP

Definition: Short for Simple Object Access Protocol, a lightweight XML-based messaging protocol used to encode the information in Web service request and response messages before sending them over a network. SOAP messages are independent of any operating system or protocol and may be transported using a variety of Internet protocols, including SMTP, MIME, and HTTP.


Download Tomcat (5.5.12) with Apache Axis (1.3) pre-deployed:
Unzip the package. Start Tomcat, deploy simple Web-Service and connect to it with supplied client application.
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