"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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 About This Book

 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

 WSDL 20 Programming APIs and Testing Tools

 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 3.0.1 - Web Service Testing Tool

 WSDL 1.1 and SOAP 1.1 Examples - Document and RPC Styles

 PHP SOAP Extension in PHP 5.3.1

 Using WSDL in Perl with SOAP::Lite 0.710

 Using WSDL Document in Java with Axis2 1.4.1

 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

 References

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