just read the Greg Barish article on using Axis. very well done as an intro to Axis and Soap. it's great as an intro, at least! what i'd like to do is set up a client app that's entirely web based on Tomcat 3.2 or 3.3 on a UNIX box. i'm assuming that's possible. or are there any provisos i should watch for?
Sure it's possible. I've been playing with a servlet Axis client deployed as a war file and it works great. The only "gotcha" is that you need to put all the jars used by Axis (which includes the great big Xarces jar) either explicitly in your classpath or in the WEB-INF/lib directory of your web application.