I have integrated web services into my current web application. I'm currently using Axis2. The war file that I build
now contains all the jar files under axis/lib dir, hence the war file has become massive
Not sure whish jar files should only be incorporated within the war for my web services
All the Jar are required, because these jar file are required by axis WS-stack to handle and parse your SOAP envelope. many are XML parsers.According to my experience, there are too many casual dependencies among the JARs in Axis2.
Might be Axis2 team help you out to use the minimum jar file for basic functionality.