"soap:body" - Binding for SOAP Body

This section describes 'soap:body', a SOAP extension element that specifies how the SOAP Body should be constructed in the SOAP message for an operation input and output. 'literal' means no encoding.

"soap:body" is a SOAP extension element used as a sub element of the "wsdl:input" or "wsdl:output" element inside the "wsdl:binding" and "wsdl:operation" element structure. "soap:body" is used to provide information on how the content of the SOAP Body element is constructed. The syntax of "soap:body" looks like this:

<wsdl:definitions ...>
  <wsdl:binding ...>
    <wsdl:operation ...>
      <wsdl:input>
        <soap:body parts="nmtokens" use="literal|encoded"
          encodingStyle="uri-list" namespace="uri"/>
      </wsdl:input>
      <wsdl:output>
        <soap:body parts="nmtokens" use="literal|encoded"
          encodingStyle="uri-list" namespace="uri"/>
      </wsdl:output>
    </wsdl:operation>
  </wsdl:binding>
</wsdl:definitions>

Notes on the "soap:body" element:

Here is an example of "soap:operation" element:

  <wsdl:binding name="helloBinding" type="hy:helloPortType">
    <soap:binding style="document"
      transport="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/http"/>
    <wsdl:operation name="Hello">
      <soap:operation
        soapAction="http://www.herongyang.com/Service/Hello"/>
      <wsdl:input name="helloInput">
        <soap:body use="literal"/>
      </wsdl:input>
      <wsdl:output name="helloOutput">
        <soap:body use="literal"/>
      </wsdl:output>
    </wsdl:operation>
  </wsdl:binding>

In this example,

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 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

 WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL Version 2.0 Part 2: Adjuncts

 WSDL 2.0 Document Examples with SOAP Binding

 Using WSDL Document in Java Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL

 Apache Woden for WSDL Documents in Java

 SoapUI - Web Service Testing Tool

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL

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 "soap:binding" - Binding Message Style and Transportation

 "soap:operation" - SOAPAction Header Line

"soap:body" - Binding for SOAP Body

 "soap:fault" - Binding for SOAP Fault Details

 "soap:header" - Binding for SOAP Header

 "soap:address" - Location of Service

 SoapUI as WSDL 1.1 Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL 1.1

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL 1.1

 Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL 1.1

 Using WSDL2Java to Generate Web Service Stub Classes

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 WSDL Related Terminologies

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