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Balaji Loganathan
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Hi,
I'm trying to develop a webservice which will send and receive messages(string) with attachments(xml,pdf).Currently using Apache SOAP(working fine).
May i know what sort of interoperability problem i will face if my client uses different SOAP implementation(MSSOAP,IBM WebSp,SOAP-lite ..)to access my service.
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Well, one problem is that very few SOAP implementations currently correctly interpret WSDL that specifies MIME attachments. For instance, neither Axis nor the IBM implementation in WSAD will handle it. I'm not sure about MS...
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Originally posted by Kyle Brown:
Well, one problem is that very few SOAP implementations currently correctly interpret WSDL that specifies MIME attachments. For instance, neither Axis nor the IBM implementation in WSAD will handle it. I'm not sure about MS...
Kyle

So does that mean,IBM WSAD and Apache Axis cannot interoperate with each other for SOAP with attachment ?. Actually I'm using example supplied with Apache Axis(EchoAttachmentService.java).
I tried to convert the EchoAttachmentService WSDL file into VB.NET like WSDLtoJava, I only got errors saying namespace not found.. ?
Isn't that we running again into a vendor locking for clients that we had RMI-IIOP,..?
 
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Yes that's right. However, this is a temporary thing -- I'd expect this to be addressed relatively quickly since the specs are already agreed to.
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Regretfully, the attachments standard is still being hammered out SwA (SOAP with Attachments) is not endorsed by MS, who prefer a standard called DIME. The WS-I is working on something to standardize everyone called WS-Attachments.
You might look at PocketSOAP in the meantime, which I believe supports SwA.
 
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Originally posted by John Radko:

You might look at PocketSOAP in the meantime, which I believe supports SwA.

then i have to switch to VB/ASP/C# ..
I would better wait for some time as suggested by kyle.
 
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"switch to VB..."
Oops, you're right. It was the MSSoap that threw me. Check out GLUE from the Mind Electric. www.themindelectric.com
Cheers . . . John
 
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