Disclaimer - I have very little experience (or understanding) of how the entire webservice - SOAP world works; what little understanding I have is pretty painful. Be gentle.
I'm attempting to access a ASP/IIS webservice published by a third party. It's a content billing service. The only call I make to this interface is purchase(...) - parameters are txn reference ids, content charges etc. Immaterial, anyway.
Part of the specification for this service requires a SOAP header block, containing four fields in an <authentication> element. It looks like this: <authentication xmlns="http://remote.host"> <Interface_Login>username</Interface_Login> <Interface_Password>password<Interface_Password> <ClientLogin>username</ClientLogin> <ClientPassword>password</ClientPassword> </authentication>
I've tried building this service with JAX-RPX 1.1 and Axis 1.2; neither allowed me to manipulate and send a SOAP header block using classes generated with wscompile and the axis client class generators respectively.
I downloaded and installed JAX-WS 2.0, and generated the classes. I can now create and populate the correct header blocks.
Several things concern me. Firstly, the JAX-WS soap messages appear as such:
I do not get any remote exceptions; I am however worried that the remote machine might be expecting elements with the <soap:Header> and <soap:Body> rather than S:Header and S:Body - anyone know if it is possible to change this?
Second: How do I specify the XML encoding for the soap message? It should be UTF-8. I can't find any methods that will allow me to set the message encoding.
Thirdly, the authentication block generated by JAX-WS looks like this:
Even though I create the four subelements with no explicit namespace. I know this shouldn't be a problem for a decent remote XML parser, but I'm not sure of the quality of the parser used by the remote site I'm connecting to.
Lastly (this is just a whine) - the JAX-WS annotations make me want to slit my wrists. At least I could trace through the JAX-RPC stub classes. Ugh.
thanks, and sorry if this is covered somewhere else. Jeremy [ June 28, 2007: Message edited by: Jeremy Botha ]
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