I must admit that the first sections of my study notes are of a lower quality than the later parts.
I also admit that I was preciously uninterested in SOAP encoding, since it is not allowed by the WS-I Basic Profile.
With that said, I will try to clarify:
Data, such as numbers in different formats, need to be serialized (to strings) before they can inserted into (some place in a) SOAP message.
This is what mapping of "non-XML based data to a format that can be transferred in SOAP messages" is.
The work that you did is simply outstanding and if you don't mind I'll bring up the issues that are not totally clear to me.
Joined: Oct 04, 2006
Dan Drillich wrote:if you don't mind I'll bring up the issues that are not totally clear to me.
Of course not - I really appreciate all the questions, it has helped me tremendously to solidify my knowledge.
I just wish I had more time to write an even better version of the study guide. Ah-well, perhaps in the next incarnation.