Soap literal

Hi all,

I have a quick question on a wsdl file generated by Visual studio:

<soap:body use="literal"/>

What does literal means in this context?

best regards,

henrik
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Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
Hi henrikatwork,

it means that the input (or output) for tis action doesn't need to be interpreted
but passed to the application as a full XML

the other option is use="encoded"
then it means the input is SOAP encoded (usually the encoding scheme is passed as well)
and the XML of the input will be broken down by the SOAP engine
and passed as eg. SOAP strings and SOAP integers to the application (as an example)

Cheers!

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