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    Guest Guest

    Does one needs a WebServer to have a WebSErvice running?


    Hello I am new to WebServices.
    I realize WebServices utilizes HTTP and XML. I realize that user can invoke
    webservice via WebBrowser (One possible way). But is it necessary to have
    WebServer running. Can't the Browser point to the URI and have the SoapListener
    listening on a particular port ?

    Any help or direction is greatly appreciated.

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    MarkN Guest

    Re: Does one needs a WebServer to have a WebSErvice running?


    Depends on your definitions.

    WebService - does it require the Web? Email uses the web and you could send
    a SOAP message via email. A plain socket SOAP message can be sent over the
    web. Typically, WebServices are thought of as using HTTP as the transport
    mechanism. A browser typically talks HTTP (Using Applets, COM components
    you can get it talk other ways). So you will need to have a process that
    can talk using the HTTP protocol. Does this mean you need a WebServer?
    Depends on what you call a web server. Do I need IIS or Apache? No. Check
    out Glue at www.themindelectric.com.

    Mark

    "Guest" <asg61@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hello I am new to WebServices.
    >I realize WebServices utilizes HTTP and XML. I realize that user can invoke
    >webservice via WebBrowser (One possible way). But is it necessary to have
    >WebServer running. Can't the Browser point to the URI and have the SoapListener
    >listening on a particular port ?
    >
    >Any help or direction is greatly appreciated.



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