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SOAP & dtds & xsds

Todd Johnson
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Joined: Sep 03, 2005
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I'm just getting started with SOAP. We are looking to using SOAP messaging (not RPC) between many devices, platforms, and languages. I know you cannot use DTDs with SOAP, but can you use XML schemas? If not, we'll end up writing a lot of code to verify the messages we send/receive are formed correctly based on the design of our messages.

Thanks!
Todd
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Joined: Aug 19, 2005
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Yes
XML Schema is an integral part of SOAP web services.
However in production you would typically only validate content received from sources outside of your control to minimize the overhead.

3.4.2 Receiving Requests

4.3.3 Validating XML Documents

Patterns and Strategies for Building Document-Based Web Services


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