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Call SOAP Web services with AJAX, Part 1: Build the Web services client

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Implement a Web browser-based SOAP Web services client using the Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) design pattern.

This paper is the first of a short series that illustrates the implementation of a cross-platform, JavaScript-based SOAP Web services client based on the Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) design pattern for Web applications.

Popularized through its use in a number of well-known Web application services like GMail, Google Maps, Flickr, and, AJAX provides Web developers with a way of expanding the value and function of their Web applications by using asynchronous XML messaging. The Web Services JavaScript Library introduced here expands on the fundamental mechanisms that power the AJAX pattern by introducing support for invoking SOAP-based Web services.