SOAP Questions and Answers

Mention what is the difference between SOAP and other remote access techniques?

SOAP WebserviceOther Remote Webservice
  • It is user-friendly, and it is non-symmetrical
  • It provides a platform with the language independence
  • SOAP uses HTTP protocol, and the data are saved in XML format
  • SOAP objects are stateless and hard to maintain


  • Other web-services like DCOM or CORBA are more popular, but they are more complex
  • DCOM or CORBA does not provide any of these
  • Other remote services like CORBA and DCOM have their own binary formats that are used to transport the data in a complex manner
  • It is not hard to maintain