» Download SOAP Toolkit Version 2.0 for OpenVMS Alpha
and I64 (February 2007)
Hewlett-Packard is pleased to provide you with
an HP-supported, customer release version of SOAP Toolkit Version
2.0 for OpenVMS, based on
Apache Axis 1.1. (The SOAP Toolkit Version 1.1 for OpenVMS is based on Apache SOAP Version 2.3.1.)
Important Support Notice The SOAP Toolkit Version 2.0 for OpenVMS
is the last supported version on OpenVMS.
The functional replacement for the SOAP Toolkit is Axis2 for OpenVMS. All future new
features and enhancements will be provided beginning with Axis2 for OpenVMS Version 1.0,
which is complete port of the Apache Axis2 V1.1 project.
This release of SOAP Toolkit for OpenVMS is the same version as the kit that was previously available on this web site.
The difference between the kits is that this new kit is a PCSI kit instead of a JAR file, so
the installation has been simplified. If you have previously installed SOAP Toolkit Version 2.0 for OpenVMS,
you do not need to install this new kit.
Apache Axis is an implementation of the SOAP ("Simple Object Access Protocol")
submission to WC3, and is a follow-on project to the Apache SOAP project.
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See the Requirements
for using the SOAP Toolkit on OpenVMS.
SOAP is a lightweight protocol for exchange of information
in a decentralized, distributed environment. It
is an XML based protocol that consists of three parts:
- An envelope that defines a framework for describing the contents of a message and how to process it
- A set of encoding rules for expressing application-defined datatypes
- A convention for representing remote procedure calls and responses.
SOAP defines a simple mechanism for expressing application
semantics that allows SOAP to be used in a wide
variety of systems.
The SOAP Toolkit is Java-based and provides development
tools to create SOAP clients or to implement server-side
SOAP accessible services using HTTP as the transport
protocol. As a client library, it provides the
ability to invoke SOAP RPC services available
elsewhere, in addition to features for sending
and receiving SOAP messages. As a mechanism to
write new RPC or message accessible services,
it requires a Java servlet run-time environment
The SOAP Toolkit Version 2.0 kit is based
on Apache Axis Version 1.1.
For more information, see the Apache
SOAP website and the Apache Axis website.