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From "Daryoush Mehrtash" <>
Subject RE: The web services system-control test suite
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2005 02:32:14 GMT
We needed this yesterday :)

Service control performs two main functions.  Generates JCX based on
WSDL, and use the WSDL and JCX interface to communicate with the

I think the first test in service control should cover the JCX
generation.    The idea is that if the JCX that the service control
generates is correct, we are a long way there to be able to work with
the service.  Understanding the WSDL is the main complexity in service

For JCX-generation phase of the testing we should not rely on the
wsm-samples like web services.  We have two choices either create
complex WSDLs by hand that cover complex cases, or alternatively select
a set of diverse WSDLs  from the existing services and make sure the JCX
file is accurate.  The test should generate the JCX for each of the
wsdls and the validation should validate the JCX method signatures, not
to send a message to it, just validate the JCX signature. 

Once we are confident that we have good handle on WSDL->JCX mapping then
we should look at the messages where we need a running server.  For this
the wsm-sample would be a good starting point.  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chad Schoettger []
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 11:29 AM
> To: Beehive Developers
> Subject: The web services system-control test suite
> I was looking at the webservice system-control's suite of tests and
> noticed that there is only minimal code/feature coverage.  I thought
> I'd spend some time adding additional tests to try to get more
> complete code/feature coverage for this control.
> I was thinking of adding a bunch of new webservices and corresponding
> webservice controls to ensure that the control can work with the full
> range of possible WSDL settings (such as encoding styles, message
> formatting styles, parameter styles as well as parameter modes, etc).
> The test webservices may end up looking something like some of the
> samples in the ws-samples area but specifically used for testing the
> service control.
> Does anyone on this list have any thoughts on other additional tests
> which should go into a test suite for the webservice control?
>   - Chad

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