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Web Services platform element

Web Services have three basic elements: SOAP, WSDL and UDDI.

What is SOAP?

The basic Web services platform is XML + HTTP.

  • SOAP means Simple Object Access Protocol
  • SOAP is a communication protocol
  • SOAP is used for communication between applications
  • SOAP is a format for sending messages
  • SOAP is designed to communicate across the Internet
  • SOAP is platform independent
  • SOAP is independent of the language
  • SOAP-based XML
  • SOAP is simple and extensible
  • SOAP allows you to bypass the firewall
  • SOAP as W3C standards development

For more information about SOAP, visit our " SOAP Tutorial "

What is WSDL?

WSDL is an XML-based language for describing Web Services and how to access Web Services.

  • It means a WSDL Web Services Description Language
  • WSDL written in XML
  • WSDL is an XML document
  • WSDL is used to describe web services
  • WSDL can also be used to locate network services
  • WSDL is not a W3C standard

For more information about WSDL, please visit our " WSDL Tutorial "

What is UDDI?

UDDI is a directory service, through which companies can register and search for Web services.

  • UDDI refers to generic Description, Discovery and Integration (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration).
  • UDDI is a directory for storing information about web services used.
  • UDDI is a network directory service interfaces described by WSDL.
  • UDDI performed via SOAP communication.
  • UDDI is built on the Microsoft .NET platform.