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From Deepal Jayasinghe <>
Subject Re: "Pass through" Web Service
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2008 04:32:05 GMT

> Hello,
> I am curious about how to create a web-service when the payloads it
> delivers could have un-anticipated elements.  That is, the xsd for the
> payloads would have to leave open the possibility of potentially
> random elements being included.  In this case, only the outermost tag
> would be known as well as a few other elements.  However, its
> complexType declaration would also have an xsd:any element.    Because
> of the unknown elements, there seems to be no good way to characterize
> such messages in a corresponding Java class.  So, I don't expect the
> code generation tools to be of any use here.  The alternative would be
> to design the web-service so that it is able to put an arbitrary XML
> message into a payload.  Could you help me start researching how to
> implement such a service?  This is a more general question than this
> message about RDF
In Axis2 you can write your service impl class with Axiom and get this 
working. I mean you can write your service impl class as below

class MyService {
  public OMElement getData(OMElement value){
    // do the processing here



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