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From Glen Daniels <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] WSDL2Java renamed?
Date Thu, 26 May 2005 12:24:51 GMT

Axis1 does have the "generic" WSDL2 classes and the more specific Java ones, 
and was in fact designed with exactly the same idea (generating stubs/skels 
for multiple languages).  I would prefer something like "WSDLCodeGenerator" 
or "WSDL2Code" over "WSDL2WS", just because I think it'd be easier to 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Axis2] WSDL2Java renamed?

> Hi Tom!
>> > Renamed the WSDL2Java to WSDL2WS
>> Sorry to jump in late here.  I am really not a fan of naming the command
>> WSDL2WS.  What does 'WS' mean? Is this generating Java code?  Notice
>> that Axis 1.x has the WSDL2 structure, which allows you to implement
>> other language back ends.
> The reason it was changed is because it allows multiple target langs to
> be generated. Right now Ajith has it generating C# stubs as well and has
> run Axis2 inside .Net with IKVM and used the stubs from other .Net
> stuff.
>> I am -1 on changing the name of a tool as basic as WSDL2Java.
> I'm ok with having a convenience class called WSDL2Java that sets the
> target language to Java. However, we do need a name for the basic thing
> which is capable of producing whatever language. (The code generator
> uses XSLT stubs actually.)
> What name do u suggest for the basic thing?
> Sanjiva.

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