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From "Davanum Srinivas" <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] wrong JAX-WS handler-chain execution
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:38:48 GMT

Can you please create an issue in JIRA and upload a test case? Yes,
this looks like something that needs fixing.


On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:13 AM, Misho Gradinkata
<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm testing Axis2-1.4/RC2 and its JAX-WS handler framework implementation. I
> noticed some unconformities with the JAX-WS specification:
> I have a handler chain with Handler1, Handler2, Handler3 and Handler4. The
> four of them have handleMessage(), handleFault() and close() methods as well
> as init() and destroy() methods annotated with @PostConstruct and
> @PreDestroy respectively. When a message arrives init() is executed on all
> handlers, then on the inbound direction Handler3's handleMessage() method
> throws a ProtocolException -> then the chain is reverted and handleFault()
> is invoked on Handler2 and Handler1, then close() on Handler 1, 2 and 3. As
> far as I understand from the JAX-WS 2.0 specification this is the expected
> behavior. So here I expect all @PreDestroy methods to be executed and that's
> all for the handler-chain. BUT instead I can see that an outbound execution
> starts (with OUTBOUND_PROPERTY = true) and handleFault() is called (again)
> on all four handlers from 4 to 1, then close() on all handlers (again) and
> at the end destroy() on all handlers.
> I guess that somewhere you miss to check for errors on the inbound chain
> execution and a complete outbound chain is executed no matter what happened
> on the inbound direction. I think it is important to fix this.
> Thanks.
> Regards,
> Misho

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