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JAX-WS and JWSDP and Axis

Ronald Heukers
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
Posts: 69
Hello all,

We are doing at the moment in our company succesful Web Services projects with JWDSP 1.6. We want to migrate however to JAX-WS when our application server (Oracle) supports fully Java EE 5. (Everyone in the JavaOne 2006 was lyrical about JAX-WS) and our little experiments are also hopeful.

My question is what direction is Axis going? I know very little about Axis. Will it also conform to JAX-WS or is it going an own direction (that is what I heard).

Which will be in the future most likely be the standard: JAX-WS (with the new version of JWSDP) or Axis?

Thanks in advance,


Ronald Heukers
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
I know very little about JAX-WS, but I doubt that Axis will support it any time soon, if ever. That's for the simple reason that JAX-WS requires Java 5 (e.g., annotations), and I'm fairly certain that's not something the good people at Apache would want to require for Axis in the short term.
Ashutosh Shahi
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Joined: Feb 06, 2005
Posts: 36
I think JAX-WS should certainly be the way to go ... JWSDP 2.0 supports JAX-WS; additionally you can also try WSIT for other new WS-* features along with JAX-WS.
Axis 1.x does not support JAX-WS and I think will not support. Axis2 is currently planning to support JAX-WS, but I am not sure of the current state of development. You can get more info frm axis mailing list

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