W3C SOAP Activities
SOAP is a simple XML-based protocol that allows applications to exchange information over HTTP.
Or simply: SOAP is a communication protocol based on XML Web Services between.
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a platform and language-neutral lightweight communication protocol, so that the program can communicate via standard Internet HTTP.
To learn more about SOAP knowledge, please read our SOAP tutorial .
In May 2000, SOAP 1.1 has been recorded in a recommendation to the W3C (by the developer: IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, and Userland), as a protocol for exchanging information in a distributed environment.
W3C SOAP 1.1 document is merely a record for the discussion (NOTE). This record does not mean that W3C published an endorsement of any degree.
W3C's XML Protocol Working Group is currently working on SOAP 1.2
The first working draft released on December 17, 2001.
SOAP 1.2 on June 24, 2003 was published as a W3C Recommendation.
W3C SOAP specification and Timeline
|specification||Draft / proposal||Recommended time|
|SOAP 1.2 Primer||24. Jun 2003|
|SOAP 1.2 Primer (2.Ed)||27. Apr 2007|
|SOAP 1.2 Messaging||24. Jun 2003|
|SOAP 1.2 Messaging (2.Ed)||27. Apr 2007|
|SOAP 1.2 Adjuncts||24. Jun 2003|
|SOAP 1.2 Adjuncts (2.Ed)||27. Apr 2007|
|SOAP 1.2 Test Collection||24. Jun 2003|
|SOAP 1.2 Test Collection (2.Ed)||27. Apr 2007|
|SOAP 1.2 Attachments||08. Jun 2004|
|SOAP 1.2 Email Bindings||03. Jul 2002|
|SOAP 1.2 Normalization||08. Oct 2003|
|SOAP 1.2 Serialization||08. Jun 2004|
|Web Services Addressing 1.0 - Core||09. May 2006|
|Web Services Addressing 1.0 - SOAP||09. May 2006|