Does Soap *HAVE* to use HTTP?
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Posted By:   George_Francis
Posted On:   Monday, December 2, 2002 05:10 PM

I have read a lot about SOAP on the internet, all of which implies that Soap is inextricably linked to the HTTP protocol. The impression seems to be that SOAP = HTTP + XML. Is this true though? Does the specification insist on HTTP or could another protocol be used and still be 'SOAP'?

Re: Does Soap *HAVE* to use HTTP?

Posted By:   Christopher_Koenigsberg  
Posted On:   Tuesday, December 3, 2002 02:42 PM

Learn to Google before Soap.....


Google for "SOAP over SMTP". Lots of hits including http://www.pocketsoap.com/specs/smtpbinding/...

Re: Does Soap *HAVE* to use HTTP?

Posted By:   Jeff_Hubbach  
Posted On:   Tuesday, December 3, 2002 11:16 AM

From the SOAP W3C Note here

"SOAP can potentially be used in combination with a variety of other protocols; however, the only bindings defined in this document describe how to use SOAP in combination with HTTP and HTTP Extension Framework."

Re: Does Soap *HAVE* to use HTTP?

Posted By:   Gautam_Marwaha  
Posted On:   Monday, December 2, 2002 09:40 PM

IMHO, not necessarily. SOAP is based on XML which is a text based protocol and should be able to use any transport. I have heard of people writing code for communicating with web services using SOAP over SMTP...
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