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A Web service is an interoperable and self-describing application that can communicate with other services over the Web services platform. A Web service is an advanced technology framework for Web applications that provides high-level integration of multiple data process functions and information services hosted on different machines. Traditional Web applications (such as Web pages) are built upon HyperText Markup Language (HTML), which is not capable of integrating multiple information services across the network. While HTML documents and Web pages are designed for the purpose of information display and for humanto-application interactions, Web services utilize several communication protocols based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) in order to generate a seamless integration of information processes for applicationto-application interactions. Web services are very important for the future development ...

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