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How to read and write soap messages?

Posted on 2006-11-09
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hello all,,
i want to create a client /server that communicates through soap messages.. I have already done the communication through sockets and it's working properly.. i need some help in soap.. i've read alot, but tell now i dont know how to read and write soap.. do i have to write every single one, or are there any libraries that i could use? ( i'm new to soap and xml)..
pls reply ASAP..
Your help will be appreciated
Question by:Nora-Alkhamis
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are you using web services?
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if you use perl, SOAP-lite is a module that is used http://www.soaplite.com/
if you use java, try out apache axis http://ws.apache.org/axis/
I am sure that there are other packages out there for other languages. look with google.

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ID: 17920063
Thanks for the reply..
i'm using c++ in the .net platform.. i want my client and server to work over a local network..
that is not necessary connected to the internet..
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axis makes soap clients for c++ as well as java. i would look there.

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i think i'm gonna implement it myself..
thanks anyway..
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why reinvent the wheel? The api is very easy to use and there are lots of examples. Just my 2 cents.

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ID: 17928445
I've searched alot and downloaded alot of libraries like (gsoap, soap toolkit and others) i tried to use it but nothing worked.. i guess cuz i'm new it confuses me more.. (or maybe stupid) which i'm not !.. when i wanted to use the microsoft's soap toolkit i didn't know what IIS is and why it should be turned on.. and i think it's too complicated for the user to run many things before actually using my server.. what do you think? the project i'm working on is very simple and direct.. i wanted to use soap so any future clients could use my server and make the communication easy.. i think i need to chat with a good programmer who have used soap.. any offers for help??
and thank you kawas for your concerns.. :)

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