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
A code for identifying the fault (VersionMismatch, MustUnderstand, Client, Server)
A human readable explanation of the fault
Information about who caused the fault to happen
Holds application specific error information related to the Body element