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Use of SOAP in a Java Web Service

 
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Folks,
I have a pretty basic question.Is SOAP the default messaging protocol when one writes a Web Service in Java?Or is SOAP not really required when one writes a Java Seb Service?

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Originally posted by Romario Dominic:
Is SOAP the default messaging protocol when one writes a Web Service in Java?


Default no, most common, probably.
SOAP is currently the most common wire protocol used with web services (Java or not) - especially those supported by development tools. A web service does not have to be based on SOAP, but currently most of them are, however that does not make it the default.
Furthermore if you use a SOAP stack (like Axis) that supports JAX-RPC/JAX-WS you may not have to deal with SOAP at all unless you need to write a SOAP handler to deal with SOAP header blocks. Nonetheless it does help to know SOAP when you are working with SOAP-based Web services.

I already outlined some of the non-SOAP Web service alternatives in your previous thread.
[ March 12, 2006: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
 
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