SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

"a lightweight protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment"

Announcement / Release
September 13, 1999
Birth Place
United States


SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. It uses XML Information Set for its message format, and relies on application layer protocols, most often Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), for message negotiation and transmission.

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