"soap12:body" - Binding for SOAP Body

This section describes 'soap12: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.

"soap12: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. "soap12:body" is used to provide information on how the content of the SOAP Body element is constructed. The syntax of "soap12:body" looks like this:

<wsdl:definitions ...>
  <wsdl:binding ...>
    <wsdl:operation ...>
        <soap12:body parts="nmtokens" use="literal|encoded"
          encodingStyle="list" namespace="uri"/>
        <soap12:body parts="nmtokens" use="literal|encoded"
          encodingStyle="list" namespace="uri"/>

Notes on the "soap12:body" element:

If style="rpc" is specified for this operation, each message part is a parameter for the operation and appears inside a wrapper element within the SOAP Body. The wrapper element is assigned a local name of the operation name and a namespace name of the value of the namespace attribute of the soap12:body element. Each message part is carried as a child element of the wrapper element. Each parameter element is assigned a local name of the value of the name attribute of the corresponding wsdl:part element and a namespace name with no value.

If style="document" is specified for this operation, Child elements of the soap:Body must be elements as defined by the global element declarations identified by the respective QName values of the element attributes of the wsdl:part element children of the corresponding wsdl:message element. The message parts appear as child elements of the soap:Body element and there are no additional wrappers.

Here is an example of "soap12:operation" element:

  <wsdl:binding name="helloBinding" type="hy:helloPortType">
    <soap12:binding style="document"
    <wsdl:operation name="Hello">
      <wsdl:input name="helloInput">
        <soap12:body use="literal"/>
      <wsdl:output name="helloOutput">
        <soap12:body use="literal"/>

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

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 Introduction to WSDL 1.1

 WSDL 1.1 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

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 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

 What Is WSDL 1.1 SOAP Extension

 "soap12:binding" - Binding Message Style and Transportation

 "soap12:operation" - SOAPAction Header Line

"soap12:body" - Binding for SOAP Body

 "soap12:fault" - Binding for SOAP Fault Details

 "soap12:header" - Binding for SOAP Header

 "soap12:address" - Location of Service

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 Python SOAP Client: Zeep

 WSDL Related Terminologies

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