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Asynchronous web service

Sashwat Gupta

Joined: Aug 04, 2005
Posts: 9

I am trying to understand the asynchronous web service (using http transport). I had a few questions, it would be very helpful of some one can suggest any links, books or even answer the questions.

  • What are asynchronous web-services?

  • What I have understood is that whenever a web-service is invoked the client continues its execution and specifies a callback method (like Axis2). How does the call back happen?
  • How can we know that the service is asynchronous from the WSDL ? An Asynchronous web service I had seen had specified some ws-addressing information for the header. Will this be used for generating the reply, asynchronously?
  • How can I write a client?

  • Any help would be appreciated.

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    Sashwat Gupta

    Joined: Aug 04, 2005
    Posts: 9
    Thanks for correcting me
    Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
    subject: Asynchronous web service
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