WebServices - SOAP

WebServices - SOAP - Introduction

October 15, 2003 - WS-SOAP WebSite Renewed

Thanks to Apache Forrest Team, WS-SOAP website has renewed by using this wonderful Forrest Tool.

September 15, 2003 - CVS Repository Has Moved

CVS Repository has moved to http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/ws-soap/ from http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/xml-soap/. Repository name is now "ws-soap". For more information, see the WebServices Homepage (CVS)

October 27, 2002 - Nightly Builds Have Moved

Nightly builds have moved to http://cvs.apache.org/dist/soap/nightly/. Releases are still at http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/ws/soap/.

June 10, 2002 - Version 2.3.1 Released

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May 31, 2002 - Version 2.3 Released

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May 30, 2001 - Version 2.2 Released

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February 5, 2001 - Version 2.1 Released

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About Apache SOAP

Apache SOAP ("Simple Object Access Protocol") is an implementation of the SOAP submission to W3C. It is based on, and supersedes, the IBM SOAP4J implementation.

From the draft W3C specification: SOAP is a lightweight protocol for exchange of information in a decentralized, distributed environment. It is an XML based protocol that consists of three parts: an envelope that defines a framework for describing what is in a message and how to process it, a set of encoding rules for expressing instances of application-defined datatypes, and a convention for representing remote procedure calls and responses.

See also the follow-on project: Apache Axis.

License Information

Apache SOAP is available in both source code and precompiled binary (JAR files) form. All Apache SOAP packages are made available under the Apache Software License.