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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] Serialization of super class elements
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2007 05:24:50 GMT
This seems like a bug .. did you generate code from a WSDL and is the
generated code not working? Or is it for a POJO service?

Please give more info and file a bug so this can be fixed for the next



On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 17:56 -0500, Sathija Pavuluri wrote:
> Hello,
> I was surprised by what I found recently while trying to serialize an object along with
its super class' fields.
> TheParent {
>     a;
>     b;
> }
> TheChild {
>     c;
>     d;
> }
> My service class returns an object of TheChild. The generated wsdl defined the complex
type TheChild with elements
> a,b,c,d.
> Now, when I invoked the web service and inspected the response, a and b (which are from
the parent) are totally
> missing in the response.
> Looks like the super class fields are not being serialized.
> I thought (wishfully expected) axis would handle class hierarchy. Its not to be so.
> If the serializer didnt handle this, the generated wsdl probably should not generate
a single complex type because it
> is misleading.
> Is there a different approach to this or am I off track?
> I would hate for the client to have to invoke multiple service calls for each object
and put them together to achieve
> the desired result.
> Thanks,
> Sathija.
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Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder & Director; Lanka Software Foundation;
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.;
Director; Open Source Initiative;
Member; Apache Software Foundation;
Visiting Lecturer; University of Moratuwa;

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