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SOAP, originally defined as Simple Object Access Protocol, is a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of Web Services in computer networks. It relies on Extensible Markup Language (XML) for its message format, and usually relies on other Application Layer protocols, most notably Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), for message negotiation and transmission. SOAP can form the foundation layer of a web services protocol stack, providing a basic messaging framework upon which web services can be built. This XML based protocol consists of three parts: an envelope, which defines what is in the message and how to process it, a set of encoding rules for expressing instances of application-defined datatypes, and a convention for representing procedure calls and responses. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: SOAP)

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Metadata related to 'soap' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'soap': 40 (2.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'soap' across all Ariadne articles: 181
  • Average number of references to 'soap' per Ariadne article: 4.53
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'soap': 1997-05
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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'soap':

  1. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. eric lease morgan (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. tracy gardner (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. ruth martin (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Towards a Typology for Portals

Paul Miller looks at some of the services we call portals, and argues for better words to describe them.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

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by Dr. Radut