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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Streaming RPC calls?
Date Thu, 27 Jun 2002 05:41:13 GMT

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From: "Martin Jericho" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2002 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: Streaming RPC calls?

> The problem with attachments is that the data is in an unstructured binary
> format.  What I want to send/receive is a list (maybe millions) of objects
> with a complex type, which I want mapped into beans and stored in a
> database.  It needs to be done in a standard SOAP type way because the
> clients are to be written by third parties.
> Am I correct to assume that if I simply pass the objects in a customised
> "array" class, and write a serializer/deserializer for this class, that I
> can divert them straight from/to a database instead of in memory?
> Can I somehow specify to the client that this array needs to be serialized
> depth-first?
> If this isn't possible using RPC, am I correct to assume that it would be
> quite easy using the plain SOAP framework?

I have no idea. But I do know you dont want the back end to feed it into a
DOM representation, because millions of XML elements are a sure way to bring
your server to its knees.

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