To add - on that site, go to the WSDL tutorial - there's a SOAP one in
Another site would be www.sitepoint.com - good forums and stuff and
excellent books available, especially around Tour de France with their
On 7/23/2014 10:15 AM, Vernon Hamberg wrote:
To James - take a look at www.w3schools.com - lots of excellent
tutorials on many Webish subjects.
On 7/23/2014 9:16 AM, dkimmel wrote:
To understand SOAP you need to understand XML Schema. Google XML
Schema for lots of good references.
In your example, nil="true" defines the value of the element when no
value is passed.
<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: "James H. H.
Lampert" <jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> </div><div>Date:07/22/2014 4:33
PM (GMT-06:00) </div><div>To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> </div><div>Subject: Got a question about
SOAP: can anybody recommend a good tutorial
on understanding the XML? </div><div>
</div>Working on a project involving the use of RXS to consume a
suite of SOAP
web services. SOAP web services with lots and lots of parameters (the
RXS templates for them run over 100 lines each). It's a project I've
worked on before; this time, I'm having to port the calls from one
server to another, with different server software, and (near as I can
tell) minor changes in the parameter tags (mostly capitalization
It occurs to me that this would go a lot easier if I actually had an
adequate understanding of the syntax and low-level sematics of SOAP. For
example, one of the most puzzling things I see is that on the nulled-out
parameters in the RXS templates I have, it looks like each invocation of
nil is in its own namespace, e.g.,:
(the names have been changed, to protect the innocent).
I'm hoping that the more I know about SOAP, the less it's going to leave
me with a bad taste in my mouth, craving some REST.
Can somebody recommend a reference and/or tutorial that will make all
this a bit more comprehensible to me?