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From "Sam Meder (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (AXIS2C-1071) WSDL2C, ADB & xsi:type based deserialization
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:28:25 GMT


Sam Meder commented on AXIS2C-1071:

Sure, lets using the snippets of schema in my original report the following xml is causing

   <device xsi:type="vim25:VirtualController>

Note that device was declared as being of type vim25:VirtualDevice, the base type for vim25:VirtualController.
To put it in object oriented terms: VirtualHardware declares a member using the VirtualDevice
base class type. At runtime it is initialized with a instance of a sub class (Virtual Controller).
The issue is that Axis2c will only resolve the base class.

>From what I could tell from the generated adb stubs (adb for the sub types is never generated
by the way, but I guess there may be a command line switch for that) you could do something
like the following to support this:

- The generated structs must have a type member as their first member
- The generated structs must be registered with a type registry that maps their type to a
function pointers for serialization/desirialization and possibly information that allows one
to check the type hierarchy
- The generated serialization/deserialization code needs to be changed to make use of this

> WSDL2C, ADB & xsi:type based deserialization
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: AXIS2C-1071
>                 URL:
>             Project: Axis2-C
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: core/addressing
>            Reporter: Sam Meder
> I have the problem of having to work with a wsdl interface the makes use of type extensions
and xsi:type. For example:
>          <complexType name="VirtualHardware">
>             <complexContent>
>                <extension base="vim25:DynamicData">
>                   <sequence>
>                      <element name="numCPU" type="xsd:int" />
>                      <element name="memoryMB" type="xsd:int" />
>                      <element name="device" type="vim25:VirtualDevice" minOccurs="0"
maxOccurs="unbounded" />
>                   </sequence>
>                </extension>
>             </complexContent>
>          </complexType>
> where the VirtualDevice type is extended in various ways to reflect different kind of
device types:
>          <complexType name="VirtualController">
>             <complexContent>
>                <extension base="vim25:VirtualDevice">
>                   <sequence>
>                      <element name="busNumber" type="xsd:int" />
>                      <element name="device" type="xsd:int" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
>                   </sequence>
>                </extension>
>             </complexContent>
>          </complexType>
> The issue I am running into is that WSDL2C does not seem to support this kind of xsi:type
based type serialization/deserialization (which admittedly fits really poorly with a non-object
oriented language like C). You could probably make it work by storing type information in
the generated structs, combined with a type registry.
> Any suggestions on workarounds other than using the XML model?

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