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Difference between RPC style & Document Style

 
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Hi

Can anybody let me know whats the difference between the RPC style & Document Style in WebServices.
Where can we use either of these and if possible provide me some WSDL which contains this difference.
any help will be greatly appereciated.

Thanks & Regards
Vikram K
 
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Which style of WSDL should I use?
Patterns and Strategies for Building Document-Based Web Services

RPC is considered procedural and more tightly coupled compared to document-based. When you submit a document to a document-based web service there is no 'web method' - the web service knows what to do with the document 1) based on its type and 2) possibly based on its contents.

You may also want to check out Highlights: Ted Neward on Web Services (Tech Talk: Ted Neward on Web Services and Security).
 
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RPC style web service uses the names of the method and its parameters to generate XML structures that represent a method’s call stack. While document style indicates that the SOAP body contains a XML document which can be validated against pre-defined XML schema document. A good starting point : SOAP Binding: Difference between Document and RPC Style Web Services
 
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