I hava rpc encoded style web service that returns a string as response. In the string I'll storing a xml file which has CDATA sections and some inline DTD. My problem is sometimes I am getting an error from axis serialization classes saying that there is an invalid character in xml.
So is it better to convert the xml data into a BASE64 string (may be using AXIS API Or Jakarta Commons API) and return that string as response ? or is there any other way of returning xml files as strings ?
That is a nice explanation. I dont have any CDATA sections in my XML. I am wondering are there any best practices of sending xml file in SOAP messages?
Joined: Aug 19, 2005
Originally posted by RR Kumaran: I dont have any CDATA sections in my XML.
Originally posted by RR Kumaran: a xml file which has CDATA sections and some inline DTD
Data Type Definition language isn't XML. So by definition a well-formed XML document (SOAP envelope) cannot contain an inline DTD unless the inline DTD is encoded/escaped (this is why XML schema was created).
Originally posted by RR Kumaran: I am wondering are there any best practices of sending xml file in SOAP messages?
You may be interested in 3.7 Handling XML Documents in a Web Service If you are exchanging XML documents you may want to consider using a document-style Web service instead of an RPC-style web service. Patterns and Strategies for Building Document-Based Web Services [ June 27, 2006: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
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You have given me the correct answers. Thank you for all the links.