2.2 Common Message Syntax

This section specifies the syntax of SOAP messages, which are part of this protocol. The following rules apply to all SOAP messages in the protocol.

For specific WSDL elements, the protocol specifies additional restrictions beyond those specified by the WSDL syntax of the elements<9>. For instance, in some cases, the protocol always requires the presence of an element in a message, even though its WSDL specification has a minOccurs attribute set to 0. In other cases, the protocol requires stronger typing on elements than is specified by the WSDL for the elements.

In all such cases, the additional restrictions are specified immediately after the WSDL is given.

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