Modules: X-Soap 3.9 - Imperative ReleasePosted by: wishcrafton 2008/7/3 18:57:57 6007 reads What is SOAP?
SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is a way for a program running in one kind of operating system (such as Windows 2000) to communicate with a progam in the same or another kind of an operating system (such as Linux) by using the World Wide Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)and its Extensible Markup Language (XML) as the mechanisms for information exchange. Since Web protocols are installed and available for use by all major operating system platforms, HTTP and XML provide an already at-hand solution to the problem of how programs running under different operating systems in a network can communicate with each other. SOAP specifies exactly how to encode an HTTP header and an XML file so that a program in one computer can call a program in another computer and pass it information. It also specifies how the called program can return a response.
What Can It Do for Me?
You can link with any soap-compliant system with complete w3c standard wsdl these will be completed in version 4.0 they are more just the abstract data layers of wsdl, they still need a dynamic mime type and other system written into them which the constructs are in place. You can transfer data between any sort tunnel through most of not all firewalls and poll your xoops platform from with another xoops or CMS or even things like .NET, Delphi and many other programming languages.
Whats New in this release?
Well a few bugs have been finished off and nicely rounded to be bug free we have also added a new plugin which allows for lost passwords to be used, remember the plug-in examples with it are completely compatible from all the way back before 2.0.16 which as far as we tested back and now completely tested on 2.3.
To Download it Click here xoops2_xsoap_3.9.zip 186 Kbs.
If you like you can test the new Authentication Libraries within branch 2.3.1 of the new 2.3.0 release of Xoops.
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