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Subject Re: How do I safely evolve data structures?
Date Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:35:07 GMT
Its a bad idea because your client contract with your service is defined by the 


Quoting James CE Johnson <>:

> Lets say I have defined a Customer data object, done the java2wsdl2java
> dance and now I'm using the generated Customer object in my Axis client
> and server.
> Time passes and I need to remove an attribute from Customer... If I remove
> the attribute and redeploy my Axis server calls from an older client (e.g.
> - one which still has the now-removed attribute) will fail.
> Is there a way to evolve my server independently of the client? Or is this
> just a bad idea?

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