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Role of SOAP and WSDL in Web-Services


Joined: Dec 02, 2002
Posts: 2
what are the scenarios to which the JAX-RPC
technology is applicable.and what is the Role of SOAP and WSDL in Web-Services.
with rgds
Rich Raposa
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Joined: Dec 06, 2001
Posts: 46
JAX-RPC is applicable for writing a Web Service endpoint or a Web Service client in Java. You can use SAAJ for writing SOAP applications in Java, and use JAX-RPC for writing Web Services applications in Java.
SOAP is the protocol that Web Services use to communicate.
A Web Service has a corresponding WSDL file: an XML document that contains all the information a client needs to know to take advantage of the Web Service.

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Douglas Kent
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Joined: Oct 06, 2000
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I need to write a Web Service as quickly as possible. Just getting into the various Sun XML API's. I take it there is no way to write a Web Service (server) using SAAJ? Would you write the server using JAX-RPC?
Lasse Koskela

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Unfortunately "pankajay" does not comply with our naming policy so I'll have to ask you to change it.

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