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I would like to develop a standalone client for a WS that doesn't require a running web server (eg. installation to Tomcat). Something very basic that creates the SOAP message I want and parses the SOAP responses I'm waiting to accept. No WSDL, no JAX-*.
Is there a framework/lib to assist me? As far as I've seen Axis needs to be installed as a web app (?)