Calling GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 with SAAJ

This section provides a tutorial example on how to call the GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web service provided at with the SOAPConnection class defined in SAAJ.

After learned how to populate the SOAP message body and set the SOAPAction header line, I wrote this SAAJ program call the GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web service at

 * Copyright (c) 2009 by Dr. Herong Yang,
 * All rights reserved
import javax.xml.soap.*;
import javax.xml.soap.Name;
import javax.xml.namespace.QName;
public class SOAPConnectionGetSpeech11 {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      PrintStream out = System.out;

// Checking command line arguments
      if (args.length < 1) {
         out.println("java SOAPConnectionGetSpeech11 phrase");
      String phrase = args[0];
      String sURL = "";

      try {
// Creating a new empty SOAP message object
         SOAPMessage reqMsg
            = MessageFactory.newInstance().createMessage();

// Populating SOAP body
         String prefix = "tns";
         String uri = "";
         SOAPEnvelope envelope = reqMsg.getSOAPPart().getEnvelope();
         SOAPBody body = envelope.getBody();
         SOAPBodyElement service = body.addBodyElement(
            envelope.createName("GetSpeech", prefix, uri));
         SOAPElement param = service.addChildElement(
            envelope.createName("Request", prefix, uri));

// Setting SOAPAction header line
         MimeHeaders headers = reqMsg.getMimeHeaders();
         headers.addHeader("SOAPAction", uri+"/GetSpeech");

// Connecting and calling
	 SOAPConnection con 
	    = SOAPConnectionFactory.newInstance().createConnection();
         SOAPMessage resMsg =, sURL);

// Parsing the response
         body = resMsg.getSOAPBody();

      } catch (Exception e) {

Ready to try this program? Here is my first test result:

\herong>java SOAPConnectionGetSpeech11 "To be, or not to be"
be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer


Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP Message Exchange Patterns

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SAAJ API 1.3 Classes and Interfaces Overview

 SAAJ API and Default Implementation in JDK 1.6.0

 SAAJ API Reference Implementation 1.3.4

 First SOAPConnection Test Program

 Creating SOAPConnection and SOAPMessage Objects

 SAAJ SOAPMessage Structure and Classes/Interfaces

 Populating the SOAP Body with Request XML Elements

 Don't Use xml* as namespace Prefix

 addHeader() - Setting SOAPAction Header Line

Calling GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 with SAAJ


 Calling GetSpeech SOAP 1.2 with SAAJ

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology


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