What would happen if wrong SOAP messages are exchanged?What would happen if the wrong SOAP messages are processed unnoticed and even used to generate information for decision makers?You can validate SOAP messages with Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) even before Web Service applications are deployed. This tool has been created to help the IBM Web Services support team that solves Web Services related problems on IBM® Web Sphere Application Server reported by clients from all over the world. If your SOAP message is encrypted, it can decrypt it and validate a decrypted message.The tool will analyze, parse, validate your SOAP messages with WSDLs, and pinpoint problems with detailed error messages and line numbers. If your SOAP message is digitally signed, it will verify the signature for you.A Web service is a software system to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction between computational resources over a network using Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages defined by the World Wide Web Consortium.
The transport industry, such as railroad and shipping companies, introduced a new concept of electronic data interchange among computers, which later evolved into Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). National Institute of Standards and Technology announced the standard for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUB 161-2).For example, you request a stock quote of company B at a given moment but you misspell tags and send a SOAP message to a Web Services server.The Web Services server could disregard the misspelled tags and provide you with a default value such as the stock quote of company A in a SOAP response message.I first heard about EDI from a business school professor in the 1980s. According to the issued publication, EDI is the computer-to-computer interchange of strictly formatted messages.The processing of the received messages is by computer only, and is not normally intended for human interpretation.