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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: java2wsdl ant task for document/literal
Date Mon, 20 Dec 2004 20:38:18 GMT

I do advocate starting from WSDL, but i do find it convenient to start
from a java skeleton code and then tweak the wsdl using the wsdl
editors like XMLSPY.


On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 21:31:33 +0100, Michael Schuerig
<> wrote:
> One thing that didn't become clear for me during this thread is why
> people are using java2wsdl at all. When I started with Axis and web
> services, I, too, had the idea of making Axis generate the "right" WSDL
> for me automagically. I've given up on this idea since. I don't object
> to generating wsdl from a programming language in general, but to my
> mind, in cases where interoperability is of supreme importance, a WSDL
> definition is the starting point. [1]
> The mapping between Java and WSDL involves some loss in either
> direction; the two languages are different in expressiveness and in
> what they emphasize. In particular, I wouldn't expect roundtrip mapping
> to give sensible results.
> Michael
> [1]
> --
> Michael Schuerig                           The more it stays the same,
>                        The less it changes!
>      --Spinal Tap, The Majesty of Rock

Davanum Srinivas -

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