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Marshalling plumbing - off base

Mimi Tam
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Joined: Mar 05, 2010
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I am using Marshaller/UnMarshaller and @RequestBody and @ResponseBody to render HTTP messages. Both request and response bodies have an XML string.

After the request body has been retrieved using @RequestBody to a POJO class object, I need to process the XML data and create an HTTPResponse with an XML string to send back to the originating URL.

Then, subsequently display the XML response data on a web page.

My question is:

In my controller using MVC processing an HTTPRequest POST method, what should I return? I have no View. I just want to return the HTTPResponse message with a new XML string send back to the Requester and then "render"/display the HTTPResponse message on a web page.

My web service sends requests and receives responses, hence need to handle both.

I am new to this, please help.

In my controller:

In my webmvc_config.xml:

How off-base am I on the plumbing above? Please point out problems or the right way to do it.

I'd greatly appreciate your help.
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