I am relatively new to web services and I have what may be a simple question.
I would like to access some functionality within a web service that I am going to expose. It is a simple set of document functionality (insert, delete, search, etc) and can be either used as a web service or included within my web application for use within the web container (Weblogic 9.2) with Axis 1.4. Currently, Axis is embedded within the application.
What I would like to know is if there is a way to deploy this functionality as a web service AND at the same time have access to the functions from within my application (using a JSP or whatever). I have been told that for performance reasons, it is not a good idea to just access the web service from within my application by using a web service client.
Do I just have to make sure that the jar file that contains the web service functionality is included within the war file (in the correct directory) for the web service?