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    what is soap ?

    Hello, can you explain me what is soap for ? I only have understood it allows different web services to communicate.
    when my browser sent an http request to get this page, has it used soap for something ?

    thank you

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    Soap is a protocol to let applications exchange information via messages with one another. Soaap messages have to be coded for each use. Soap played no part of you requesting and displaying this page.

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    SOAP is a simple XML-based protocol to let applications exchange information over HTTP.

    SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol
    SOAP is a communication protocol
    SOAP is for communication between applications
    SOAP is a format for sending messages
    SOAP communicates via Internet
    SOAP is platform independent
    SOAP is language independent
    SOAP is based on XML
    SOAP is simple and extensible
    SOAP allows you to get around firewalls
    SOAP is a W3C recommendation

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    SOAP is a language that allows a program running in one operating system to communicate with another program in another operating system over the internet.


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