Web Services - Peer to Peer Data Processing


A Web service is a software application identified by a URI, whose interfaces and bindings are capable of being defined, described, and discovered as XML artifacts. A Web service supports direct interactions with other software agents using XML based messages exchanged via internet-based protocols.

SOAP is a general method for transmitting XML over networks.

Structure of a SOAP packet

WSDL describes the interfaces to web services

WSDL Structure

Many documents produced