What is the Full Form of SOAP ?

SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol

Simple Object Access Protocol allows applications to exchange information over HTTP. It is an XML-based communication protocol which is platform independent and language independent. Using SOAP Architecture a program running on one kind of Operating System (for ex. Linux) can communicate with a program running on same or different type of Operating system (for ex. Windows).

Elements of a SOAP Processing Model:

  • Sender - A node that transmits a message.
  • Receiver - A node that accepts a message.
  • Message path - A set of nodes through which single message passes.
  • Initial Sender - The sender who originated the message.
  • Intermediary nodes - It includes all the nodes through which message is passed, including the starting and ending node.
  • Ultimate receiver - The end node which is the final destination of the message.


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