Efficient Encodings for Web Service Messages

Efficient Encodings for Web Service Messages

Christian Werner (University of Lübeck, Germany), Carsten Buschmann (University of Lübeck, Germany), Ylva Brandt (University of Lübeck, Germany) and Stefan Fischer (University of Lübeck, Germany)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-904-5.ch001
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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 Java-RMI and Corba, SOAP messages typically cause more than three times more network traffic. In this chapter 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 not only conduct a detailed evaluation of compression effectiveness, but also provide the results of execution time measurements.

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