"soap:header" - Binding for SOAP Header

This section describes 'soap:header', a SOAP extension element that specifies how the SOAP Header should be constructed in a SOAP message. 'literal' means no encoding.

"soap:header" is a SOAP extension element used as a sub element of the "wsdl:input" or "wsdl:output" element inside the "wsdl:binding" and "wsdl:operation" element structure. "soap:header" is used to provide information on how the content of the SOAP Header element is constructed. The syntax of "soap:header" looks like this:

<wsdl:definitions ...>
  <wsdl:binding ...>
    <wsdl:operation ...>
      <wsdl:input>
        <soap:header message="qname" part="nmtoken"
          use="literal|encoded" encodingStyle="uri-list"
          namespace="uri">
          <soap:headerfault message="qname2" part="nmtoken2"
          use="literal|encoded" encodingStyle="uri-list"
          namespace="uri"/>
        </soap:header>                                
      </wsdl:input>
      <wsdl:output>
        <soap:header message="qname" part="nmtoken"
          use="literal|encoded" encodingStyle="uri-list"
          namespace="uri">
          <soap:headerfault message="qname2" part="nmtoken2"
          use="literal|encoded" encodingStyle="uri-list"
          namespace="uri"/>
        </soap:header>                                
      </wsdl:output>
    </wsdl:operation>
  </wsdl:binding>
</wsdl:definitions>

Notes on the "soap:header" element:

An example of "soap:header" element will be added later.

Last update: 2007.

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 Introduction to WSDL 2.0

 WSDL 2.0 Document Structure and Syntax

 WSDL Version 2.0 Part 2: Adjuncts

 WSDL 2.0 Document Examples with SOAP Binding

 Using WSDL Document in Java Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL

 Apache Woden for WSDL Documents in Java

 SoapUI - Web Service Testing Tool

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 Introduction to WSDL 1.1

 WSDL 1.1 Document Structure and Syntax

WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.1

 What Is WSDL 1.1 SOAP Extension?

 "soap:binding" - Binding Message Style and Transportation

 "soap:operation" - SOAPAction Header Line

 "soap:body" - Binding for SOAP Body

 "soap:fault" - Binding for SOAP Fault Details

"soap:header" - Binding for SOAP Header

 "soap:address" - Location of Service

 SoapUI as WSDL 1.1 Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension for WSDL 1.1

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL 1.1

 Apache Axis2/Java for WSDL 1.1

 Using WSDL2Java to Generate Web Service Stub Classes

 WSDL 1.1 Binding Extension for SOAP 1.2

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 SOAP 1.2 Binding - PHP, Java and Perl Clients

 WSDL Related Terminologies

 Outdated Tutorials

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