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SOAP is a protocol but it uses HTTP or SMTP as a transport protocol. Then does it mean that SOAP just defines the structure of XML exchanged between client and server?
 
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Actually SOAP messages can be transmitted any number of ways, HTTP just happens to get the most publicity. One obvious starting point to learn more is the W3C site defining the protocol.
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Does the J2EE spec provide support for encryption of SOAP messages or is just SSL suffice
 
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Security standardization in web services is pretty much up to organizations other than Sun or the JCP (such as ).OASIS and W3C.
 
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Structure of SOAP message
1. Message with no attachment is contains
- SOAP Part is contains SOAP Envelope
In SOAP Envelope is contains
- SOAP Header (optional) : header
- SOAP BODY : XML content and SOAPFault(optional)
2. Message with attachment is contains all in Message with no attachment. addition in SOAP Part :
- Attachment Part (optional) is contains MINE Header and content (XML or non-XML)
 
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