|SOAP is a protocol for exchanging information. W3C|
The SOAP 1.2 specification (formerly the Simple Object Access
Protocol) became a W3C Recommendation in June 2003. SOAP 1.2 Part 0:
Primer is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part0/, SOAP 1.2
Part 1: Messaging Framework is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part1/, and SOAP
1.2 Part 2: Adjuncts is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-part2/. SOAP
Version 1.2 Specification Assertions and Test Collection, also a
Recommendation, is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/soap12-testcollection.
SOAP is an XML-based protocol for exchanging information in a
decentralized, distributed environment. It consists of three parts:
an envelope that defines a framework for describing what is in a
message and how to process it, a set of encoding rules for expressing
instances of application-defined data types, and a convention for
representing remote procedure calls and responses.
|The Resource Description Framework provides a standard way of representing metadata. W3C|
The RDF Model and Syntax Specification became a W3C Recommendation in
February 1999, and it is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/. The RDF
Schema Specification became a W3C Candidate Recommendation in March
2000, and it is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-schema/.
More recently, a number of RDF Working Drafts revising those specs
have been published. Resource Description Framework (RDF): Concepts
and Abstract Syntax is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-concepts/. RDF
Semantics is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-mt/. An RDF Primer
is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/. RDF
Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema is published at
RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised) is published at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar.
RDF is a foundation for using XML to process metadata. It provides
interoperability between applications that exchange
machine-understandable information on the Web. RDF emphasizes
facilities that enable automated processing of web resources.