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From "Anecito, Anthony (HQP)" <>
Subject RE: Light Weight Client using Axis
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2003 18:34:35 GMT
Thanks Michael,

I have started reading the article! Thanks everyone else so far for

Many Thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Yuan []
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: Light Weight Client using Axis

Use kSOAP. It is less than 100 KB. :) It is not as fully featured as Axis
but it gets the job done in most cases. I have been using kSOAP to access
Axis and JWSDP servers with no problems.

kSOAP does not come with a client stub generator itself. But most IDEs
(SUNOne, WSDD) have included their own stub generators (from WSDL) for

For more information, check out an article about kSOAP I published on
JavaWorld a couple of months ago.

The article is in the context of J2ME. But kSOAP works on J2SE too.

Read Michael Yuan's technology articles
Dr. Dobbs Journal, JavaWorld, IBM developerWorks and more ...

On 14 Feb 2003, Benjamin Tomasini wrote:

> That is an interesting thought.
> Perhaps there is a way to build a client-only Axis-lite?
> This could be an optional, be it advanced, build target that attempts to
> put only the bare minimums into a single-standalone jar.  Like a Linux
> boot disk.
> I would assume this would mean unjaring dependancies and repackaging.
> That could be a troubleshooting nightmare, and there may be some
> licensing issues with Sun in regards to redistributing their stuff in a
> different form.
> Ben
> On Fri, 2003-02-14 at 13:04, Anecito, Anthony (HQP) wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Does anyone have a solution of building a Axis client without using all
> > those JARs? My client code got bloated 10X by including the 11 JARs
> > just to talk to the Axis server. The JAR's include the JAXP distrubtion
> > Sun. The JAR's total size is bigger then the JRE from Sun. I am trying
> > keep the entire distribution (including JARs) light weight.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Tony

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