1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols
This protocol uses the SOAP message protocol for formatting request and response messages, as described in [SOAP1.1], [SOAP1.2-1/2007] and [SOAP1.2-2/2007]. It transmits those messages by using HTTP, as described in [RFC2616], or Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer (HTTPS), as described in [RFC2818].
The following diagram shows the underlying messaging and transport stack used by the protocol:
Figure 1: This protocol in relation to other protocols