Creating a Web Service Client with Delphi - Behind the scenes (Page 4 of 4 )
So what is happening behind the scenes when you execute the code? Well, the HTTPRIO component creates a SOAP envelop and sends this off to the web service server, which in turn processes the message and returns an appropriate response. The messages, both outgoing and incoming, are in XML format:
The Delphi SOAP framework does all the hard work of putting together the SOAP envelope and sending it off to the server; then it reads the response and converts the XML into a human readable form.
In this article we went through the process of building a web service client and also discussed the various components and methods needed to make an application work. In the next article we are going to create a web service from scratch and also create a client that will enable us to use the service.
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