1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols

A client that implements this protocol can use the Autodiscover Publishing and Lookup SOAP-based Web Service Protocol, as described in [MS-OXWSADISC], or the Autodiscover Publishing and Lookup Protocol, as described in [MS-OXDSCLI], to identify the target endpoint to use for each operation.

This protocol uses the SOAP Protocol, as described in [SOAP1.1], to describe the structure information that is exchanged between the client and server. This protocol uses the XML Protocol, as described in [XMLSCHEMA1] and [XMLSCHEMA2], to describe the message content that is sent to and from the server.

This protocol uses the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), as described in [RFC2616], and SOAP over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer (HTTPS), as described in [RFC2818], as shown in the following layering diagram.

This protocol in relation to other protocols

Figure 1: This protocol in relation to other protocols

This protocol specifies searches that identify items in the server message store. After the item identifier is returned, one of the following protocols is used to return the information from the message store:

  • Folders and Folder Permissions Web Service Protocol, as described in [MS-OXWSFOLD]

  • Email Message Types Web Service Protocol, as described in [MS-OXWSMSG]

  • Calendaring Web Service Protocol, as described in [MS-OXWSMTGS]

  • Post Items Web Service Protocol, as described in [MS-OXWSPOST]

  • Tasks Web Service Protocol, as described in [MS-OXWSTASK]

For conceptual background information and overviews of the relationships and interactions between this and other protocols, see [MS-OXPROTO].

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