In this chapter, we've presented a high-level introduction to the DIME specification, including information on how it evolved and how it can be used to enable interoperability between .NET and Javaallowing binary attachments to be sent between the two. As we've seen in the previous sections, this technology is still evolving, and I expect a number of significant new specifications and changes based on the work currently underway. The samples shown in this chapter show some existing possibilities for sending and receiving attachments in a way that is agnostic that is, in a way not dependent on the underlying platform or technology.
This concludes the topic of sending binary attachments via a Web service. In the next chapter, we'll be looking at the third area of advanced interoperability with Web serviceshow to perform routing with a mix of clients and Web services based on both .NET and Java.