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Subject Re: Sub-set of axis jars
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2005 15:15:01 GMT
On 12/8/05, Guy Rixon ( wrote:

"Is it possible to leave some of the Axis jars out of an application? If I
a client that doesn't use SAAJ or JAX-RPC, can I leave out those jars? How
about in a service?"


I've left quite a few of the Axis jars (as required for building Axis) out
of my client application.  Don't have a service, so I can't speak for that.

The user documentation for 1.2.1 (the version I'm running) specifies:
axis.jar, commons-discovery.jar, commons-logging.jar, jaxrpc.jar, saaj.jar,
log4j-1.2.8.jar.  I'm fairly certain I've run my client with only those
JARs (in a J2EE environment, so I didn't need mail-api or activation.jar).

In my client, it was not possible to run without saaj.jar or jaxrpc.jar.
Perhaps if you were using Axis only for the Transport, and not for the
marshalling/unmarshalling (although then it seems you lose most of the


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