PHP Implementations of SOAP
This section describes the SOAP protocol and PHP implementations of SOAP. PEAR::Package::SOAP, NuSOAP, and php_soap.dll (from the PHP Group) seems to be 3 different SOAP implementations.
What Is SOAP? SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)
is an XML based protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a distributed application environment.
If you search the Web with key words of "PHP Implementation of SOAP", you will find two popular implementations:
- PEAR::Package::SOAP at http://pear.php.net/package/SOAP.
Current release: 2005-05-31 - Version 0.9.1 (beta).
- NuSOAP - SOAP Toolkit for PHP at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nusoap/.
Current release: August 4, 2005 - Version 0.7.2.
But when I looked at my PHP installation, I found that a SOAP extension library is included in the PHP distribution package:
03/31/2005 02:52 AM 217,146 php_soap.dll
Unfortunately, I could not find any good article discussing differences among these 3 implementations:
PEAR::Package::SOAP, NuSOAP, and php_soap.dll.
Last update: 2015.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.0
PHP Script File Syntax
PHP Data Types and Data Literals
Variables, References, and Constants
Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions
Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"
Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"
Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values
Arrays - Ordered Maps
Configuring and Sending out Emails
Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests
Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts
Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts
Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts
MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions
Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images
►SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services
►PHP Implementations of SOAP
Turning on the Default SOAP Extension
Hello_There.php - First Example of SOAP
SoapClient - SOAP Client Class and Functions
Hello_There_Dump.php - Debugging SOAP Messages
What Is WSDL?
Using SOAP Extension in non-WSDL Mode
SOAP Server Functions and Examples
Localization Overview of Web Applications
Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents
Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals
Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms
"mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management
Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers
Introduction of Class and Object
Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server
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