SOAP (originally Simple Object Access Protocol) is a messaging protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks Its purpose is to induce extensibility , neutrality and independence. SOAP supports several protocols and technologies, including WSDL, XSDs and WS-Addressing. If you choose SOAP on the other hand, not only has all the method identification and parameter encoding work been done for you but the protocol is a w3c standard so your clients will not have to learn your custom protocol.
PostProcess(xml, envelopeKey) – a method that receives the the assembled request XML plus envelope key, and returns a processed string of XML. SOAP web services, such as JAX-WS, are useful for asynchronous processing and invocation. XML Information Set was chosen as the standard message format because of its widespread use by major corporations and open source development efforts.
EMRSoap uses a rigorous methodology similar to SOAP-notes. ToXML() – a method that returns a string of XML to be appended to the SOAP headers. SOAP enables client applications to easily connect to remote services and invoke remote methods. AddHeaders(headers) – a method that accepts an argument with HTTP headers, to add new ones.
The server sends a response (defaults to status code 200 with no body) to the client disregarding the result of the operation. Note: for versions of node >0.10.X, you may need to specify connection: ‘keep-alive’ in SOAP headers to avoid truncation of longer chunked responses.
Request – Emitted for every received messages. There are significant differences between SOAP and RESTful web services. The SOAP actor attribute is used to address the Header element to a specific endpoint. SuppressStack: suppress the full stack trace for error messages.