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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Document/Literal and RPC/Literal
Date Thu, 24 Apr 2003 20:48:37 GMT
Mitch Gitman wrote:
> Actually, writing the WSDL wouldn’t be nasty at all, especially because it
> would give me the opportunity to import an XSD or two. But I don’t see how
> that changes what Axis serves up at runtime. 
> I mean, you run Java2WSDL to give a DESCRIPTION of what the server-side Axis
> runtime will deliver, not to DETERMINE what the Axis runtime will deliver. The
> WSDL generated ultimately just becomes an input to client proxy generation
> tools like WSDL2Java or WSDL.exe.

> Is there a way to use a handcrafted WSDL to change what the Axis service
> runtime delivers? On the face of it, that doesn’t make sense; doesn’t seem
> possible.

yes. you run wsdl2java -server and it creates the appropriate server 
side stubs for the WSDL, and the .wsdd file to work with your datatypes 
(which you can customise)

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