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Re: What is SOAP?

From: Jean-Jacques Moreau <moreau@crf.canon.fr>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 15:25:32 +0100
Message-ID: <3CA1D65C.10DB54B1@crf.canon.fr>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Are you pointing out a possible replacement for the current abtract?

noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

> "SOAP is an extensible, interoperable foundation on which to create
> protocols that support a variety of message patterns, using a wide range
> of underlying protocols to transport information.  SOAP includes optional
> Remote Procedure Call and associated data encoding conventions, which can
> be used to build SOAP based protocols that are optimized for easy
> integration with certain programming languages and systems."
> Or something like that.

SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol intended for exchange of structured
information in a decentralized, distributed environment. It defines an
extensible messaging framework that contains a message construct based on XML
technologies that can be exchanged over a variety of underlying protocols.
Received on Wednesday, 27 March 2002 09:26:13 UTC

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