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    Question difference between soap and http protocols

    What is difference between soap and http protocols?..thanks in advance

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    SOAP will commonly run on top of HTTP.

    They are completely different in terms of what they are designed to do.... best go to wikipedia and read up on both:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOAP
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperTe...nsfer_Protocol

    Broadly:
    HTTP - used to tranfer data via internet
    SOAP - something used to build nice, clean APIs
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    SOAP deals with platform independent data format (or XML) to request and receive data from the server.

    HTTP deals with network level protocol.

    Analogy would be
    SOAP = the person who packages the shipping box
    HTTP = the delivery truck that delivers the package

    this is why styloa said SOAP on top of HTTP.


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