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Laura Dardar

Joined: Mar 17, 2004
Posts: 4
Hi , can u tell me about another protocol likes SOAP or it is the only one used in webServices?
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Welcome to the JavaRanch, Laura!
SOAP is the only standard message protocol for web services. While most web services are only exposed through HTTP (sending SOAP messages in the HTTP request/response body), sometimes the SOAP messages are transmitted over other protocols such as through SMTP or via JMS/MOM.

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I agree. Here's the link:
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