Efficient Encodings for Web Service Messages

Efficient Encodings for Web Service Messages

Christian Werner, Carsten Buschmann, Ylva Brandt, Stefan Fischer
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-904-5.ch001
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Abstract

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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