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Amer Khan
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Although i think that generated stubs are going to be the mainstay of J2EE Web service client development.But using generated stubs(or any other JAX-RPC API)occasionally create problems when making them work with other Web service platforms.IMo Web services interoperablity has not been fully addressed by Web service technologies (YET).SOAP and WSDL certainly go a long way toward interoperability,but there are enough 'coner cases' to cause at least a few interoperability headaches.
Any comments.
[ December 05, 2003: Message edited by: Amer Khan ]

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Paul Monday
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I agree...early on when I was contemplating a book a colleague and mine tried to interact with a Web Service I built with Axis and his Python implementation. We had a rough go of it...
Be careful of where the problems are some cases the problems are merely in WSDL and having a common way to describe a complex type. A lot of this stuff is being ironed out.
Keep an eye on WS-I (Interoperability)
This should help quite a bit. I haven't enjoyed the stub regens for versions and all of the WSDL incompatibilities when you try to do more complex operations. Between WS interop limitations and JDO problems, I have flattened many an interface...

Paul B. Monday<br />Author, Web Service Patterns: Java Edition
Amer Khan
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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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