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From "keith chapman" <>
Subject Re: Yahoo's Web Service Search REST (via POST and non-XML data block)
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:53:42 GMT
You can set the OMElement into service Client and change its contentType as


This will send the data out as application/form-data which is what yahoo


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:24 AM, jaybytez <> wrote:

> I am testing out REST with Axis2 and I believe I have a good handle on
> using
> with GET Method Type.  The problem I am having (in interacting with freely
> available REST services) is that services like what are provided by Yahoo
> do
> not create an XML Structure for POST REST services like the Axis2 example
> shows.  Instead Yahoo suggests just putting the parameters into the POST
> body, but the sendAndReceive methods of the ServiceClient only take an
> OMElement.  Does this mean that I cannot use the ServiceClient (and it
> appears RPCServiceClient did not work for me either), unless my POST builds
> an XML Body?
> Here is the Yahoo doc:
> explains building POST based REST requests.
> Again, I can use the GET functionality...I just want to make sure I
> understand when I would use POST and how that could be done through Axis2.
> Thanks - jay.
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Keith Chapman
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WSO2 Inc.
Oxygenating the Web Service Platform.


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