ElementSOAP and <soap:Header>
fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Nov 20 08:42:35 CET 2006
mirandacascade at yahoo.com wrote:
> 2) If one wanted to make use of ElementSOAP, and one wanted it to
> produce a SOAP message that includes a <soap:Header> would the general
> outline be:
> a) use ElementTree to create and populate the <soap:Header> element
> b) insert the <soap:Header> element as a subelement of envelope in
> the SoapService class
make sure you have the 0.5 release, call SoapHeader to create a header
element, populate it with whatever you want, and pass it to "call" using
the header= keyword argument
header = SoapHeader()
... populate header ...
service.call(action, request, header=header)
> I think much of my confusion stems from my lack of understanding of
> SOAP. As I understand it, <soap:Header> is an optional part of a SOAP
> message. I'm pretty sure that 'optional' at a minimum means that not
> all SOAP messages must contatin a <soap:Header>. But does 'optional'
> mean more than that? Does it mean that one could get by without ever
> having to produce a SOAP message that includes a <soap:Header>? Or,
> are there some webservices where if one didn't include a <soap:Header>
> in the SOAP message, the webservice would not work?
optional means "it's up to the server to decide if it wants one".
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