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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. RPC and Message-Oriented Distributed Systems

    2. Self-Describing Data

    3. XML

    4. API Specs Versus Wire-Level Specs

    5. Overview of SOAP

    6. SOAP Implementations

    7. The Approach

    8. Getting Started

  2. Chapter 2 The SOAP Message

    1. The HTTP Binding

    2. HTTP Request

    3. HTTP Response

    4. The SOAP Envelope

    5. The Envelope Element

    6. The Header Element

    7. The actor Attribute

    8. The mustUnderstand Attribute

    9. The encodingStyle Attribute

    10. Envelope Versioning

    11. The Body Element

    12. SOAP Faults

  3. Chapter 3 SOAP Data Encoding

    1. Schemas and Namespaces

    2. Serialization Rules

    3. Indicating Type

    4. Default Values

    5. The SOAP Root Attribute

  4. Chapter 4 RPC-Style Services

    1. SOAP RPC Elements

    2. A Simple Service

    3. Deploying the Service

    4. Writing Service Clients

    5. Deploying with Request-Level Scope

    6. Deploying with Session-Level Scope

    7. Passing Parameters

  5. Chapter 5 Working with Complex Data Types

    1. Passing Arrays as Parameters

    2. Returning Arrays

    3. Passing Custom Types as Parameters

    4. Returning Custom Types

  6. Chapter 6 Custom Serialization

    1. Custom Type Encoding

  7. Chapter 7 Faults and Exceptions

    1. Throwing Server-Side Exceptions in Apache SOAP

    2. Creating a Fault Listener in Apache SOAP

    3. Throwing and Catching Exceptions in GLUE

  8. Chapter 8 Alternative Techniques

    1. SOAP Messaging

    2. Literal Encoding

  9. Chapter 9 SOAP Interoperability and WSDL

    1. Web Services Definition Language

    2. Calling a GLUE Service from an ApacheSOAP Client

    3. A Proxy Service Using Apache SOAP

    4. Calling an Apache SOAP Service from a GLUE Client

    5. Accessing .NET Services

    6. Writing an Apache Axis Client

  10. Chapter 10 SOAP Headers

    1. Apache SOAP Providers and Routers

    2. Replacing the Provider and Router Classes

    3. An Apache SOAP Service That Handles SOAP Headers

  11. Chapter 11 JAX-RPC and JAXM

    1. JAX-RPC

    2. Working Without Ant

    3. Creating a JAX-RPC Service

    4. Creating a JAX-RPC Client

    5. Generating Stubs from WSDL

    6. Dynamic Invocation Interface

    7. JAXM, in Less Than a Nutshell

    8. What Next?

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