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What is a payload in SOAP?

What is a payload in SOAP?  

The payload is the actual message content that you want to send to the other application. For example, here's a typical "hello world" SOAP message (using document/literal encoding):  

<e:Envelope xmlns:e="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">

<e:Body

xmlns:t="http://my.example.com/xsd/types/"

xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"

xmlns:d="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">

<t:In i:type="d:string">

Hello world!

</t:In>

</e:Body>

</e:Envelope>

The data in blue is the message payload.

This was first published in April 2003

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