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Good man (previously unreleased)
i_am_neuron
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C# and SOAP serialization

Hello, everyone.
I have a question regarding SOAP serialization. As far as I know, SOAP specification allows arbitrary XML constructs to be appear in the body of SOAP message in a way similar to this:
<SOAP-ENV:Envelope
     xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
     xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
     xmlns:SOAP-ENC="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"
     xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"
     xmlns:clr="http://schemas.microsoft.com/soap/encoding/clr/1.0"
     SOAP-ENV:encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/">
<SOAP-ENV:Body>

<!-- Any user defined XML goes here -->

</SOAP-ENV:Body>
</SOAP-ENV:Envelope>

My program manages RDF/OWL (RDF and OWL are subsets of XML with defined schema) descriptions. It parses RDF/OWL files, creates some objects, transmits them using SOAP, and then creates RDF/OWL files again from the objects recieved on the endpoint, so newly created files could be used by any application that conforms RDF/OWL specification.

The problem is that I want to define custom SOAP serialization using SoapFormatter. I need to set up serialization in a way it allows me to create arbitrary XML in messages. Working with basic attributes controlling SOAP serialization didn't help at all -- SoapFormatter ignores them.

Using XmlSerializer is not the right way, I think. Moreover, creating complex SOAP messages with collections could be nontrivial task (we have to manage all the 'refs' in SOAP message and so on), so it won't help.

So I need ANY advice on how to create arbitrary XML elements in SOAP messages. Thanks in advance.
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