"The second version of the messaging interoperability protocol
Microsoft Corp. is proposing as a standard method of communication
between information systems built on different technologies
[and] embraces more industry standards than the first version, but
still lacks specifications for security, message routing and
"Last year, Microsoft, introduced the first version of the
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) along with developer training
company DevelopMentor Inc. and technology publisher UserLand
Software Inc. as a way to let applications exchange messages and
function calls. IBM and its Lotus Development Corp. have joined the
development team supporting the latest version, SOAP 1.1."
"SOAP 1.1 supports message transport using the standard Simple
Mail Transport Protocol and IBM's MQSeries message-oriented
middleware, as well as File Transfer Protocol and TCP/IP, and
extends SOAP's asynchronous messaging capabilities."
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