How Web services are discovered.
Here are some of the negatives associated with SOAP:
SOAP standards provided by the W3C are merely recommendations
(as are all the standards provided by the W3C), so some companies
might drive their own SOAP initiatives and internal standards, mak-
ing it difficult or impossible to communicate with processes of dif-
ferent application languages and platforms. By doing this, they will
be defeating the purpose of interoperability, something that many
individuals and groups are hoping the SOAP protocol continues to
SOAP is still hounded by data type limitations. It still is not possible
to pass an unlimited number of data types via HTTP. Most intranet
and Internet communications can be accomplished using three or
four different data types, but if a special circumstance arose that
required a special user-defined data type (UDT), SOAP could not be
SOAP can expose a lot of functionality, depending on the code you
write. If you write code allowing a Web service to format your C:
drive and expose it as a Web service, dont be surprised if it some-
day gets called!
**The above example depicts non-proxy, the scenario
for non-proxy Web service classes only.
to the client
the Web service.
A user requests
an .asmx Web
to discover a