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    About learning php web services (SOAP, REST)


    Hello forum;

    I need some directon please. I am readeing on Web Services, I want to do the whole xml experince with SOAP. I see it is critical to understand xml.

    In order to do so I have 2 options.
    1. Read xml on w3schools.com, pages like this
    2. Buy a book like this


    The quesiton here is: Which one is a btter option? This xml book is about 800 pages, there is a good chance I get lost in the middle. On the other hand if I want to do w3schools, is it enough info?

    Thank you.
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    Don't use w3schools

    You don't really need a book either, the wiki article should be enough. Xml isn't a programming language, it's just a structure, and it has very few rules
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    XML has a couple core concepts that are important to know, namespaces and WSDLs/schemas being the hardest, but otherwise there's really not much to learn. I agree with Dan: a wiki article should cover pretty much everything.

    SOAP, on the other hand, is different. It's an entire protocol. I suggest you learn how to use SOAP in terms of programming (eg, PHP) and put off understanding the rest until you see how SOAP itself works. You do need to be able to read schemas a bit, but mostly just to translate it into code - don't worry about writing them just yet.
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    Originally Posted by ManiacDan
    Dan, at a glance is there anything here that you don't agree with?
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    I don't see anything objectionable at first glance, but I don't have any of that memorized (unlike the PHP articles, which I can prove wrong from memory).
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