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From "Doug Davis" <>
Subject Re: Client handlers
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2001 16:58:26 GMT
Yes, Axis will have support for handlers/chains... on the client -
very soon.

David Melgar/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS on 03/05/2001 11:30:18 AM

Please respond to

Subject:  Client handlers

Peter came up with a good question...
In AXIS, is there a concept of a client side handler? Most of the design
and code that I've skimmed so far seems to deal exclusively with the server
side. Now that AXIS is going to have a seperate small client jar file, is
there an extension mechanism on the client to plug in the corresponding
client side of handlers installed on the server. ie if someone adds an
encryption handler, there could be a client side to prompt/generate keys
and encrypt the msg.
The current sample utilizes hardcoded fields within HTTPCall for
authorization. Seems like future handlers would require a more extensible

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