The SOAP Fault element

  • Fault element Carries an error message
  • If present, must appear as a child of <Body>
  • Must only appear once
Fault element have the following sub-elements:



Sub Element
Description
<faultcode>
A code for identifying the fault (VersionMismatch, MustUnderstand, Client, Server)
<faultstring>
A human readable explanation of the fault
<faultactor>
Information about who caused the fault to happen
<detail>
Holds application specific error information related to the Body element

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