I am also curious. So do you mean there is no way that a standalone swing application can invoke a remote web service and get XML results back ?
Joined: Mar 20, 2000
Originally posted by Frank Sikuluzu: I am also curious. So do you mean there is no way that a standalone swing application can invoke a remote web service and get XML results back ?
I see absolutely no reason for that if you have HTTP connection.
Joined: Apr 15, 2003
Come on guys, my question was -- If I don't have http connection and only have a swing application, can I use it to invoke a web service remotely located on another server and get response back in the format of xml ?
Please don't ask me "why do you want to use swing if you can have a http client ?". In the book "Developing java web service", it seems it gives an example that a standalone java application calls a web service and get xml back. But since I am new to web service, I want to make sure my thought is correct.
please directly answer my question if you can. Thanks.
Joined: Nov 16, 2003
What does wether or not your application uses swing have anything to do with its ability to interface with a webservice? The answer is simple: You need an internet connection to access a webservice and return any kind of XML. The is a bit of choice as to which protocol you use to access the webservice as others have mentioned.
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Although HTTP is the most common way of connecting with SOAP based service - in which case you would call it a web service - there are other ways to communicate SOAP messages. For example, email, Java Message Service, JavaSpaces - basically anything that can move a XML formatted text message. Bill