The following list specifies the features of SOAP:
- SOAP is a communication protocol.
- SOAP communicates between applications.
- SOAP is a format for sending messages.
- SOAP is designed to communicate via Internet.
- SOAP is platform independent.
- SOAP is language independent.
- SOAP is simple and extensible.
- SOAP allows you to get around firewalls.
- SOAP developed as a W3C standard.