Its Official: SOAP 1.2 Is a Standard
The World Wide Web Consortium releases as a formal standard Version 1.2 of the Simple Object Access Protocol, which includes more than 400 fixes to technical and editorial issues raised during an open public comment period.The World Wide Web Consortium has released Version 1.2 of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) as a formal standard. The Cambridge, Mass.-based W3C released SOAP 1.2 as a full W3C Recommendation Tuesday, the organizations language for making a specification an official standard. SOAP 1.2 includes more than 400 fixes to technical and editorial issues raised during an open public comment period. The new version of the foundational Web services technology consists of the SOAP Version 1.2 Primer, the SOAP Version 1.2 Messaging Framework, SOAP Version 1.2 Adjuncts, and the SOAP Version 1.2 Specification Assertions and Test Collection. The SOAP 1.2 specification provides a framework for XML-based messaging systems in two parts, the Messaging Framework and Adjuncts.
According to the W3C, SOAP Version 1.2 Messaging Framework provides a processing model, an extensibility frameworkwhich enables developers to use extensions inside and outside the SOAP envelopethe message construct and the protocol binding framework. SOAP Version 1.2 Adjuncts provides a binding of SOAP and HTTP. It also features rules for representing remote procedure calls (RPCs), for encoding SOAP messages, and for describing SOAP features and SOAP bindings, W3C officials said. Meanwhile, the Specification Assertions and Test Collection provide a set of tests drawn from the assertions found in the Messaging Framework and Adjuncts.