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difference between HTTP and SOAP and WSDL?

mozammil muzza
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Hi Guys,
Please elaborate this protocols. Please tell the detail of this protocols and in what manner they are different ?


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Vijitha Kumara
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HTTP is a more generic protocol which is the base (mostly) for the web and used to transfer the SOAP messages themselves. SOAP is a protocol to implement web services to allow interoperability. And WSDL is used to describe the web services and its functionality to the outside world. I suggest you read more about them in the official specifications (WDL, SOAP, HTTP)


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William Brogden
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I would suggest reading the Web Service FAQ page here at the ranch before jumping into the official specs. The specs can go into overwhelming detail - not good for an overview.

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Vijitha Kumara
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Yes indeed, William, I just forgot to mention that
 
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