May 26, 2018

Base-class for SOAP implementations

This module handles the SOAP protocol. The first implementation is SOAP1.1 http//, which is still most often used. The SOAP1.2 definition http// is quite different; this module tries to define a sufficiently abstract interface to hide the protocol differences.

Be aware that there are three kinds of SOAP

  1. Document style literal SOAP, where there is a WSDL file which explicitly types all out-going and incoming messages. Very easy to use.
  2. RPC style SOAP literal. The WSDL file is not explicit about the content of the messages, but all messages must be schema defined types.
  3. RPC style SOAP encoded. The sent data is nowhere described formally. The data is transported in some ad-hoc way.

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