The Simple Object Access Protocol (see Section ) represents one of the fundamental
technologies constitutive of this project. The SOAP 1.1 recommendations cover three different topics.
The prototype built during this project (code-named XMLbroker) addresses all three areas. The limited scale
of this project however means that the standard will only be implemented up to the degree of functionality
necessary to provide a qualitative appreciation of the technology. A demonstration application--exposing
a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server as a Web service, will support our discussion in Section A. We
review below the main elements of the SOAP recommendations.
- a message encapsulation mechanism
- a data representation scheme
- a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) mapping to the HTTP protocol
Structure of a SOAP message
Copyright © 2001 Jean-Marc Rosengard