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i would know what is the difference between web api and web api

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i would know what is the difference between web api and web api
Updated 11-Feb-19 17:57pm

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Web Services typically are based on SOAP, traditionally using XML, and have a WSDL (Web Service Description Language) which you can navigate to learn about the endpoints along with the input/output parameters. Web Services are also a defined standard.

Web APIs are newer constructs using REST and generally use JSON by default. They typically do not offer a WSDL like guide to their usage. Web API is not a standard per se; it is simply communicating with an API using the HTTP protocol.
Member 14145830 11-Feb-19 22:58pm
thank you sir for your response
but wecan create (RESTful) web service so what is the differance between
(RESTful) web service and rest web api
MadMyche 12-Feb-19 8:36am
The difference would be what the expected defaults are. A RESTful Web Service should still be doing XML by default and provide a WSDL; otherwise it would not be meeting the standards
Member 14145830 12-Feb-19 14:09pm
ok thank you sir for your help

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