Last post Jul 08, 2014 03:57 AM by Fuxiang Zhang - MSFT
Jul 06, 2014 09:03 AM|nitinsomal|LINK
What is the Difference between soap and http protocol in web service.
Jul 06, 2014 09:09 AM|PatriceSc|LINK
Http is the lower level transmission protocol. SOAP defines the message payload transmitted using http. Try
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOAP and part 5 and 6.
Jul 08, 2014 03:57 AM|Fuxiang Zhang - MSFT|LINK
Thanks for your post.
HTTP is a communications protocol that transports messages over a network. SOAP is a protocol to
exchange XML-based messages that can use HTTP to transport those messages. In fact HTTP is the most common transport for SOAP messages.
# SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol, it is a protocol for accessing web services and based on XML.
SOAP provides a way to communicate between applications running on different operating systems, with different
technologies and programming languages. Just a data exchange used protocol, in web service, soap message inside the http body.
# Http (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is a transfer used protocol, which called a stateless protocol because each command is
executed independently, without any knowledge of the commands that came before it. This is the main reason that it is difficult
to implement Web sites that react intelligently to user input. This shortcoming of HTTP is being addressed in a number of new
# For better understanding, I suggest you take a look at below similar threads.
Hope that helps, Thanks.