WSDL-Driven SOAP Compression

WSDL-Driven SOAP Compression

Christian Werner (University of Lubeck, Germany), Carsten Buschmann (University of Lubeck, Germany) and Stefan Fischer (University of Lubeck, Germany)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/jwsr.2005010102
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A major drawback of using SOAP for application integration is its enormous demand for network bandwidth. Compared to classical approaches like Java­RMI and Corba, SOAP messages typically cause more than three times more network traffic. In this paper we will explore compression strategies and give a detailed survey and evaluation of state-of-the-art binary encoding techniques for SOAP. We also introduce a new experimental concept for SOAP compression based on differential encoding, which makes use of the commonly available WSDL description of a SOAP Web service. We do not only conduct a detailed evaluation of compression effectiveness but also provide the results of execution time measurements.

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