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service and service endpoint interface

thomas jacob
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Joined: May 19, 2005
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I get confused when the terms 'Service Interface' and 'Service Endpoint Interface' used in Web services JSR documents. Can anybody please explain what is the difference between the two

Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
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I'll make an attempt at an answer despite not being entirely sure:
- Service Interface
This is what clients of the service see. Something that describes the operations made available by a service and how to communicate with the service.
For a SOAP web service, this would typically be a WSDL.
- Endpoint interface.
If the web service in question is implemented in Java, then this is a Java interface specifying which web service operations are available in the endpoint implementation class.
Clients of the web service never see this interface directly.
Hope this helps!

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