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Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed by Matt Winkler, Nigel Watling, Marc Mercuri, Craig McMurtry

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Chapter 12. Interoperability

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The World Wide Web Consortium defines a web service as

...a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. It has an interface described in a machine-processable format (specifically WSDL). Other systems interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards (Booth and others; 2004).

Those other web-related standards are designed to be composable, meaning that any one or more of them can be selected for use in a given case. That the standards are composable in that way ...

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