Message Protocol for a web Site

I know web services use SOAP for their message protocol. A regular Website (not web service) uses SOAP for message protocol correct?

I know that is a silly question but I want to make suure I know what I am talking about.
Lawrence AverySystem DeveloperAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Regular web sites are just HTML.  SOAP implies a programming language that isn't needed for HTML.
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Lawrence AverySystem DeveloperAuthor Commented:
So from your answer I perceive that SOAP is for web services not for web sites. Websites send back HTML.

One last question. The response message from website is in the form of HTML. How about the request to a website; what form is the message to the webserver for an aspx page ( ON a GET or POST)?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Web browsers use the HTTP protocol for requesting and receiving web pages no matter what technology is used to create them.  A request for a basic HTML page is a GET.  POST is almost always from a page with a form to another page in some programming language that can receive and interpret the form data.  

Below are the request and response headers for the main page on my web site including the single image that is there.
http://www.dibsplace.com/

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.dibsplace.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Referer: http://www.dibsplace.com/webdev/ndx02.html
Cookie: __utma=176930224.1925735604.1256455200.1372461353.1375424281.244; username=fred
Connection: keep-alive
Pragma: no-cache
Cache-Control: no-cache

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:40:54 GMT
Server: Apache
Last-Modified: Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:47:24 GMT
Etag: "31858e0-18e3-50df072452700"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Encoding: gzip
Content-Length: 2452
Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Type: text/html
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http://www.dibsplace.com/img/DIBsPl2.gif

GET /img/DIBsPl2.gif HTTP/1.1
Host: www.dibsplace.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
Accept: image/png,image/*;q=0.8,*/*;q=0.5
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Referer: http://www.dibsplace.com/
Cookie: __utma=176930224.1925735604.1256455200.1372461353.1375424281.244; username=fred
Connection: keep-alive
Pragma: no-cache
Cache-Control: no-cache

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 03:40:54 GMT
Server: Apache
Last-Modified: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 16:39:33 GMT
Etag: "3280758-3a06-3f9bfa174fb40"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 14854
Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=99
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Type: image/gif
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For more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_header_fields
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