What is the "Object" in Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)?

I know SOAP isn’t really used but I’m just curious. Is the object whatever data is being sent or received by whatever web service you’re using?

AFAIK it’s the data structure that is to be accessed (cf Object Access): the key thing a request has to define are the rules for accessing that data structure (whatever it is, it could be anything). I assume SOAP is not now an acronym because it isn’t just objects that are accessed, maybe, possibly (?).

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Thanks for the answer Dan. I figured it was something like that. I unfortunately haven’t been able to find an in-depth answer in my Google searches. I guess it’s not important since REST is what everyone uses.