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LinuxProgramming: GNOME: Soup (0.2) [a C SOAP implementation]

May 23, 2001, 15:10 (5 Talkback[s])

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"Ximian is happy to announce the first release of Soup, a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) implementation in C.

SOAP is a generic RPC mechanism, which uses XML for data and type encoding and is transferred over protocols such as HTTP and SMTP. It is language and operating system agnostic, and very lightweight.

The immediate benefits to SOAP over other RPC mechanisms such as CORBA or COM are that it functions well through firewalls and is easily encryptable.

Some of the more interesting aspects are SOAP's rich type system, built on the emerging XML Schema W3C spec, and the ability to interoperate with other RPC mechanisms."

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