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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.
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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.
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.
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