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Ramesh and Robert: SOAP Meaning

 
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I read that SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol. Then I read that it doesn't mean anything at all. What's the deal? It has to stand for something, doesn't it?
 
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Originally posted by Rick Portugal:
I read that SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol. Then I read that it doesn't mean anything at all. What's the deal? It has to stand for something, doesn't it?


Good question, I agree with you. Infact, it is supposed to be called as "XML Protocol". If you look at SOAP 1.1 specification is also called as "XMLP".
The question goes to the innovators...Userland and M$.
 
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SOAP did stand for Simple Object Access Protocol for its version 1.1. That is, SOAP was an acronym till for Simple Object Access Protocol 1.1.
In SOAP 1.2 it is no more an acronym and it is just SOAP. This is because the expansion Simple Object Access Protocol was misleading.
So now SOAP is Just SOAP... )
 
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