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From Aleksander Slominski <>
Subject [Axis2] SOAP streamning vs optimized OM (and DOM) [Re: [Axis2][FYI] ActiveSOAP
Date Wed, 22 Sep 2004 06:56:10 GMT
Ias wrote:

>See .
>(I saw Steve's comment :-)
>I found that some code of ActiveSOAP, particularly, SoapEndpointServlet and
>SoapService reminded me of what I wrote in my private box for Axis 2 before
>I came in UK. I tried to use StAX to process SOAP message from HTTP servlet,
>and that's exactly ActiveSOAP is now doing. Regarding
>marshalling/unmarshalling between XML instances and Java objects, it shows
>some example for XMLBeans, but surely possible to integrate with JAXB 2.0. 
>It could be a good reference for Axis 2.
I agree with Chris Fry comments that access to whole envelope for lot of 
use cases (!) is a necessity and exposing DOM is also required so i 
think AXIS2 AXIOM direction is right on target.

moreover people tend to overestimate importance of streaming for small 
messages - when messages are small then performance difference between 
streaming and just loading whole SOAP envelope into optimized memory 
structure is small or very small  (especially if XML tree model/parser 
is optimized for small messages such as XB1/XPP3 in XSOAP/XSUL) but even 
for big messages difference may be much smaller (until one runs out of 
memory) than expected for example see performance differences between 
XSOAP/Java and gSOAP/C++

i think differences are much much smaller than what is typically assumed ...



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