SOAP Web Service Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
Installing SOAP Library on Windows
This section describes a tutorial on how to install php_soap.dll with PHP 5.0.4 on a Windows system.
Checking my PHP package to see if I have SOAP library file on my system:
>dir \php\ext\php_soap.dll 03/31/2005 02:52 AM 217,146 php_soap.dll
Cool. I do have the SOAP library file. No need to download it from the Internet. The next thing I have to do is to make it available to the run time environment by editing \php\php.ini and insert the following line:
Now check again:
>php PhpInfo.php > PhpInfo.txt >find /? "soap" PhpInfo.txt ---------- PHPINFO.TXT soap Soap Client => enabled Soap Server => enabled soap.wsdl_cache_dir => /tmp => /tmp soap.wsdl_cache_enabled => 1 => 1 soap.wsdl_cache_ttl => 86400 => 86400
Ok. I think my system is ready to run SOAP functions now.
The next question is what SOAP implementation is this php_soap.dll. Is it PEAR SOAP, NuSOAP, or something else? To check this out, I right-mouse clicked on the file \php\ext\php_soap.dll, and selected Properties. The pop up window told me this:
Internal Name: php_soap.dll File Version: 188.8.131.52 Copyright (c) 1997-2004 The PHP Group
So the php_soap.dll is another PHP implementation of SOAP. Let's call it the PHP Group SOAP. I then browsed the installed documentation at \php\html\ref.soap.html, and got this:
The SOAP extension can be used to write SOAP Servers and Clients. It supports subsets of SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2 and WSDL 1.1 specifications.
Last update: 2007.
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