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    Query is based on Webservices on XML

    I am new to Web Service and XML
    Just got a job from a client that wants me to build a web app that does what is listed below and other stuff. The scripting language is PHP 5.3

    Admin create, modify and delete user
    Admin view user details
    User login and view their details

    At the end of the mail sent to me are 3 information which are listed below
    The Query is based on Webservices on XML
    The backend Database to be MYSQL
    The Operating system to be Cent OS 6.1

    I work with MySQL and Google search has shown me that Cent OS is a flavour of Linux but the problem is that I do not understand the term 'The Query is based on Webservices on XML'. I have google for XML and I think it is a technology I can work it. But I did not see any connection about issuing a query inside XML. Please can anybody help out with the term "The Query is based on Webservices on XML" so that I can have an intelligent discussion with client when next I meet with him.

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    I guessing that by "webservices on XML" they mean either "SOAP" and/or "REST".
    There are PHP SOAP functions that could help make things easier for you.
    And there are PEAR packages for both SOAP and REST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    I guessing that by "webservices on XML" they mean either "SOAP" and/or "REST".
    There are PHP SOAP functions that could help make things easier for you.
    And there are PEAR packages for both SOAP and REST
    Thank you let me go get books and read up. Please are SOAP and REST are also a technology for exchanging data between platform

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    Yes, the idea is that by using XML any language that can work with XML can interact with the web service.

    Which of the two (or other methods eg. JSON) is better is open to debate.
    But I guess a lot depends on how much control and data integrity you need to enforce.
    eg. a required parameter, integer 1 and not string one, etc.

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    Thank you I think I am now knowledgeable to discuss with my client about web service now.


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