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can web service method return result by reference?

 
Meir Yan
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Hello all
i wader if i have simple method that is part of class that converted to web service
can this method return objects by reference ?
 
Ulf Dittmer
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A reference (i.e., a pointer) to an object is only valid within one JVM. Once an object has been serialized in some form (like into SOAP) and sent somewhere else, a reference to it has no meaning, so the answer is no.
 
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