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what are the main advantages of soap

kiran kumar
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Joined: Feb 07, 2005
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hi,
why should we go for soap and what are the advantage of soap.
please reply to my question.
William Barnes
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language independent
platform independent
uses http
uses xml
has error handling builtin
makes use of namespaces
supports schemas
message can be used and modified before arriving at final destination
looks good on your resume


Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
William Brogden
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You left out the most important result of that list - "Standardization" - which should make it possible for any SOAP server to publish a WSDL and be used by any client on the net with no further problem.
Bill
William Barnes
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> Standardization

This is also called "Interoperability".
Charles McGuire
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Soap keeps your hands clean.
Soap keeps programmers smelling fresh.
Soap makes great bubbles in the bathtub.


There's no place like 127.0.0.1
Ashutosh Shahi
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Some links on "the other views" about SOAP:

SOAP is dead
Nail in soap's coffin

Ashutosh


<a href="http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/ashutosh" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/ashutosh</a>
William Brogden
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One of the comments on the SOAP is Dead link mentions "the REST API"!?
Hello? I thought REST was a vaguely defined philosophy - now it has an API??
Bill
 
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