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How does SOAP compare to ebXML

Jim Baker
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Joined: Mar 10, 2002
Posts: 177
Anyone know the comparison between SOAP and
ebXML? strength and weakness on both side?
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 12890
ebXML is a very wide ranging specification supported by OASIS, UN/CEFACT and SUN. It uses a superset of SOAP as a message transport mechanism. They had originally thought that SOAP would not be adequate, but then the SOAP developers added the SOAP with attachements API.
So really it is not an either/or situation.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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