SOAP HTTP Binding

This chapter describes SOAP HTTP Binding and mapping rules for SOAP Message Exchange Patterns.

SOAP HTTP Binding is an extension of SOAP framework specification that support the following message exchange patterns and features with HTTP/1.1 protocol:

SOAP HTTP Binding is named as: http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap/bindings/HTTP/

SOAP HTTP Binding defines the following rules:

Rule 1: SOAP messages must be communicated using media type "application/soap+xml".

Rule 2: The supported message exchange patterns are mapped to Web methods as follows:

"http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap/mep/request-response/" --> "POST"
"http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap/mep/soap-response/" --> "GET"

Rule 3: The SOAP node acting as the HTTP client may assume the "RequestingSOAPNode" role.

Rule 4: The SOAP node acting as the HTTP server may assume the "RespondingSOAPNode" role.

Rule 5: The requesting node in the "Init" state should prepare the HTTP request as follows:

Rule 6: The requesting node in the "Requesting" state should check the HTTP response status code to decide the next state.

Rule 7: The responding node in the "Receiving" state should prepare the HTTP response as follows: to decide the next state.

Last update: 2007.

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

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

 References

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