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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: [axis2] Namespaces aren't necessary for our component registry
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2005 17:57:33 GMT
+1! I think Eran is working on some stuff related to this already??


On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 12:25 -0400, Glen Daniels wrote:
> Hi all:
> I think we should adjust the AxisConfiguration class to refer to 
> components (services, modules) by simple string names and not by QNames.
> First off, when you define a service in service.xml, the name is a 
> string.  Obviously the file-based naming for services also uses strings. 
>    Ditto for modules.
> Clearly WSDL defines QNames for services, and any individual Axis 
> service deployment should be able to *map* to a particular WSDL QName, 
> but in terms of our deployment registry we should be referring to things 
> by string names most of the time.
> The actual changes I'm talking about would include:
> * Change method accessors in AxisConfiguration to use Strings
> * Keep getService(QName), which would look up a service by its WSDL
>    <service> QName instead of by its Axis deployment name
> This serves to simplify lookups, make it easier to write tools, increase 
> developer comprehension of what's going on, and make it clearer how 
> things like URL based dispatching work.
> Thoughts?
> --Glen

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