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Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Toolkit

» 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.