PHP Implementations of SOAP

This section describes the SOAP protocol and PHP implementations of SOAP. PEAR::Package::SOAP, NuSOAP, and php_soap.dll (from the PHP Group) seems to be 3 different SOAP implementations.

What Is SOAP? SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is an XML based protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a distributed application environment.

If you search the Web with key words of "PHP Implementation of SOAP", you will find two popular implementations:

But when I looked at my PHP installation, I found that a SOAP extension library is included in the PHP distribution package:

>dir \php\ext\php_soap.dll

03/31/2005  02:52 AM           217,146 php_soap.dll

Unfortunately, I could not find any good article discussing differences among these 3 implementations: PEAR::Package::SOAP, NuSOAP, and php_soap.dll.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction and Installation of PHP 7.0

 PHP Script File Syntax

 PHP Data Types and Data Literals

 Variables, References, and Constants

 Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions

 Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"

 Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"

 Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values

 Arrays - Ordered Maps

 Configuring and Sending out Emails

 Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests

 Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts

 Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts

 Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts

 MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions

 Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images

SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services

PHP Implementations of SOAP

 Turning on the Default SOAP Extension

 Hello_There.php - First Example of SOAP

 SoapClient - SOAP Client Class and Functions

 Hello_There_Dump.php - Debugging SOAP Messages

 What Is WSDL?

 Using SOAP Extension in non-WSDL Mode

 SOAP Server Functions and Examples

 Localization Overview of Web Applications

 Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents

 Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals

 Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms

 "mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management

 Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers

 Introduction of Class and Object

 Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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