Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail
The generic transport is considered to be a loosely typed WSDL, meaning that it does not fully describe all types of payloads that can occur. It provides meta data about the payload that shows up in the SOAP BODY based on information contained in the SOAP Header manifest, and the content element in the SOAP BODY. The generic transport does exactly what its name implies, allowing the sending and receiving of any type of payload in the soap body. You could technically send a BOD, UBL Message, DTS Transaction, Text, Binary Encoded, etc.