The SOAP specification defines the messaging framework which consists of:
- The SOAP processing model defining the rules for processing a SOAP message
- The SOAP extensibility model defining the concepts of SOAP features and SOAP modules
- The SOAP underlying protocol binding framework describing the rules for defining a binding to an underlying protocol that can be used for exchanging SOAP messages between SOAP nodes
- The SOAP message construct defining the structure of a SOAP message
XML was chosen as the standard message format because of its widespread use by major corporations and open source development efforts.
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