Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Advantages of web services

Web services built on XML based standards has a lot of benefits over the other web services that are based on RPC. The RPCs' are platform dependent but the web services built using the XML standards are platform and language independent. With this advantage you can use it for communication between any types of application that resides on any platform.

The invocation information is passed to the service provider in the form an XML document and hence it is platform independent. The protocol used for such a transfer is the HTTP that is supported by all the browsers.

Hence you can just pass on the information regarding the object that is to be executed through the browser itself using the HTTP. This is one of the major advantages of using the XML based web services as it can easily pass through the firewalls.

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