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what are the main advantages of soap

 
kiran kumar
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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
 
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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
 
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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.
 
Ashutosh Shahi
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Some links on "the other views" about SOAP:

SOAP is dead
Nail in soap's coffin

Ashutosh
 
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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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