As a registered member of SearchSOA.com, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter of Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design written by Thomas Erl and published by Prentice Hall PTR. " Advanced Messaging, Metadata and Security" focuses on the various WS-* extensions that govern specific areas of the SOAP messaging framework.
SOAP messaging is the lifeblood of contemporary service-oriented architecture (SOA), realizing not only the delivery of application data but also the composable nature of SOA. This chapter looks at the creation and exchange of metadata and introduces message-level security. To demonstrate common concepts, this chapter borrows terms provided by the current Web services specifications.