SOAP has the following features: Protocol independence Language independence Platform and operating system independence Support for SOAP XML messages incorporating attachments (using the multipart MIME structure) What does "Protocol independence" mean? Does it mean that SOAP can work on HTTP,SMTP etc.
In my SOAP book I showed examples of moving SOAP message by Java Message Service, JavaSpaces, and by email. Unfortunately many of the articles and the W3C docs on SOAP assume you are using nothing but HTTP so people get the idea that it is the only transport method. Bill
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