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"RPC" and "Messaging" style of SOAP

From: Naresh Agarwal <nagarwal@in.firstrain.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 11:12:00 +0530
Message-ID: <205C5F16CA92F94484F054E94520F4D708F07D@mail.in.firstrain.com>
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Soap can be used in two ways : "RPC" and "Messaging". I have questions
regarding this:

1) In the context of Web-Services, Soap seems to be used in "RPC" style
only. Can Web-Service potentially use "Messaging" style of SOAP?

2) According to my understanding, when used in "RPC" style, Soap
messages represent a call to a remote object. and when used in
"Messaging" style, soap messages represent a "XML document". How this
XML document  would be produced and consumed is up to the implementor. 

Thus Soap, when used in "RPC" style make the calls "truely
interoperable". But i could not see any "interoperability". if Soap is
used in "Messaging" style. Am i wrong somewhere?   

3) What are the scenerios, in which Soap can be used in "Messaging"

i would appreciate any comments on the above.


Naresh Agarwal
Received on Friday, 8 March 2002 00:42:45 UTC

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