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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: [Axis2]Enabling SetReplyTo() ect in the InOutMepClient is Wrong!!!
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2005 07:02:37 GMT
I disagree with removing setReplyTo, setFaultTo etc. from Options. This
was not a mistake; it was put there by design!

Yes I know those are risky if they're used indiscriminately but they are
needed. For example, its quite reasonable to want to set some reference
properties on the ReplyTo EPR that I'm going to send you so that you
will echo them back to me. I may want to set different ref props for the
FaultTo EPR. 

How do you do that? One option is to have multiple methods like
addReplyToReferenceProperty, addFaultToReferenceProperty etc.. That's
ugly and then you'd have to do that for other part of those EPRs as
well: setReplyToMetadata etc.. Doing that will result in a ton of
methods being added to Options.

The approach of allowing the user to create a ReplyTo etc. configured
the way they want and then pushing it into Options (using setReplyTo) is
a much better way!

Yes of course that is dangerous *if* you set the address property of the
ReplyTo (etc.) EPR. However everything else is fair game. So we need to
carefully document that behavior: you the user should only set the
address property of ReplyTo & FaultTo iff you know what you're doing
(say because you want to route the messages thru a tcpmon instance). If
its not set, we will put the right thing there but if its set we'll let
it be.


On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 22:06 -0500, Srinath Perera wrote:
> There are 2 way to do this
> 1) If no simpleAxis server started, Axis2 do not register callback
> service and we handle them ourselves use InOnlyMEPCleint
> 2) If Axis2 register a call back service, We might want to let the
> user change the location of the Listener via the configuration.  We
> are changing the listener for all messages not changing the replyTo
> per message. This can be achived by registering a servlet transport
> listener that start nothing. So the replyTo address will change for
> that transport. This is configuration adjusment .. not a message level
> adjesment
> Srinath
> On 11/29/05, <> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > There is a problem if we remove these methods completely.
> >
> > Say a Web service (say A)is calling another Web service (say B) and now
> > since A is inside a container it may not need to start SimpleAxisServer
> > and will use one of the service deployed in the container as the ReplyTo
> > address. We need to allow user to set this at this case.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jaliya
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Srinath Perera" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 9:11 PM
> > Subject: [Axis2]Enabling SetReplyTo() ect in the InOutMepClient is Wrong!!!
> >
> >
> > Hi All;
> > In the current code the WS-A properties (ReplyTo, Related to ect) has
> > been moved to MEPClient enabling them to all MEPClients.  But having
> > the method in the InOutMEPClient is wrong!
> >
> > When user uses InOutMEPClient Axis2 take care of the messaging for him
> > (start listeners ect.) To do so Axis2 control the WS-A properties. If
> > we let the user set replyTo in the InOutMepClient, our listener will
> > wait for ever for the response that is not going to come. Some goes
> > for most of the other properties.
> >
> > Only OneWay MEPClient allowed to change addressing propeties (WSA-To
> > is special), Non other is allowed to do it.
> >
> > So shall we change it back?
> > Srinath
> >
> >

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