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From "Steve Graham" <>
Subject Re: streaming outbound messages (was Re: [Vote] 1 Msg or 2)
Date Wed, 07 Feb 2001 13:45:35 GMT
>Doug Davis wrote:
>> I would claim that both are wrong.  Closing the connection abruptly
>> telling the client that there was an error is just asking for them to
>> again.
>> And of course you can't put a fault anywhere in the soap message, that
>> would violate the spec.
>please keep in mind that generally this situation will be rare - incoming
>message was already processed  - all handlers were identified -
>headers were checked and  body handler probably have read whole incoming
>message (to be able to process it). therefore there is not much that can
>wrong when outbound message is streamed back.

This is too optimistic that "not much can go wrong".  A digital signature
is fairly complicated and can fail.  There are lots of other situations
handlers could fail.    For a robust system, Axis must handle this


Steve Graham
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