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From "robert lazarski" <>
Subject Re: Axis2 Spring Question
Date Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:43:03 GMT
Try using the bean I showed you - that'll work inside or outside the aar.


On 8/12/07, John Pfeifer <> wrote:
> Robert,
>  My original configuration was an aar file with all of it's libraries inside
> the lib directory of the aar file.  In addition, I was running spring within
> the aar file using a SpringInit class.  This worked very well, but now I
> need to package some servlets in the same war file as my axis2.war (which
> contains my aar).  These servlets need access to beans defined within the
> spring context which is inside the aar file.
>  Since the servlets are loaded by the webapp classloader and the axis2
> deployment classloader is a child of the webapp, it seems that my servlets
> won't have access to the classes (and subsequently the beans that are
> created) inside the aar file.  I tried this and it didn't work for the
> reasons mentioned above.  I then tried moving all librares from the aar file
> to the WEB-INF/lib directory which includes the spring.jar file.  This got
> me a little bit closer, but I still have the same issues.  My servlets still
> depend on classes that reside inside the aar and are unable to load them
> when the container starts up.  I am afraid that my only solution is to move
> these common classes into a different jar and put that in the WEB-INF/lib
> directory.  So in essence, I don't see a way for servlets to reference any
> classes that are loaded from within the aar file.
>  With that being said, I am open to suggestions.  Also, it's quite possible
> that I am doing something wrong.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>  Thanks,
>  John
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: robert lazarski []
>  Sent: Sat 8/11/2007 8:34 AM
>  To:
>  Subject: Re: Axis2 Spring Question
>  If I understand you correctly, you just need to get a hold of your
>  beans anytime, anywhere. If you are doing Spring inside the AAR, you
>  already defined 'bean id="applicationContext"' . If not, you can still
>  make use of it. At the web-app level , axis2 uses that bean to get its
>  spring beans to make a Service out of it. This all takes advantage of
>  the Spring's ApplicationContextAware interface. Its perfectly fine for
>  you to use the static method that Axis2's internals use also:
>  Here's some javadoc:
>  HTH,
>  Robert
>  On 8/10/07, John Pfeifer <> wrote:
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > I currently have my web services running with axis2 (1.1) and spring
> running
>  > inside the aar.  Recently I have discovered a need for servlets and/or
> web
>  > pages to get access to the objects that are in the spring context.  If I
>  > move spring to the WEB-INF/lib, can I do this?  The Axis2-Spring
> integration
>  > docs don't go into much detail here.  I guess what I am wondering is
> whether
>  > or not the aar files are available at the time the Spring
>  > ContextLoaderListener starts up.  If so, this should work.
>  >
>  >  Thanks,
>  >
>  >  John
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