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From Willem Jiang <>
Subject Re: Questions about camel Exchange that contains a CxfMessage with POJO dataFormat
Date Sun, 22 Mar 2009 04:49:05 GMT
Hi Michael,

You can get the dataFromat info by checking the exchange's property.
Camel 2.0

For Camel 1.x, you may try to use this


Michael Ramnarine wrote:
> Thanks Willem,
> We were looking to write a custom processor that doesn't know ahead of
> time which dataFormat the client will be using to access the endpoint.  
> Is there anything on the camel exchange or camel message or cxf message
> that we can check to at least tell which dataFormat is coming into the
> custom processor?  I suppose we could check the class type of the
> exchange.getIn().getBody(), but can you think of a better way?
> -Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Willem Jiang [] 
> Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 3:21 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Questions about camel Exchange that contains a CxfMessage
> with POJO dataFormat
> Hi Michael,
> Since CXF using Stax to handle the XML message , it does not cache the
> whole xml message when it do the marshaling work.
> For the POJO Dataformate, you can't get the xml message from the
> CXFMessage instace, since the inputstream is consumed by the
> XMLStreamReader.
> Can I know the reason why are you want to get the xml message even you
> have the list of the request parameters ?
> Willem
> Michael Ramnarine wrote:
>> One thing I just noticed...
>> Using getContentFormats() on a POJO CxfMessage for a soap over http
> endpoint via: 
>>    CxfMessage message = (CxfMessage) exchange.getIn()
>>    message.getMessage().getContentFormats()
>> Returns:
>>    [interface java.util.List, class, interface
>, interface org.w3c.dom.Node]
>> Will one of these have the original xml message?
>> How do I use these content formats to get that message in w3c format?
>> -Mike
>> ________________________________________
>> From: Michael Ramnarine 
>> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:46 PM
>> To: ''
>> Subject: Questions about camel Exchange that contains a CxfMessage
> with POJO dataFormat
>> Is the original xml message available given a camel Exchange for a
> soap message that contains a CxfMessage with POJO dataFormat?
>> Specifically, working in a custom processor, if the inbound message is
> a CxfMessage with MESSAGE dataFormat, the body is a copy of the original
> raw message (accessible via exchange.getIn().getBody()).  However, if
> the inbound message is POJO dataFormat, then getBody() only returns a
> list containing the Java parameters for the operation being invoked.  Is
> there anyway to get at the raw xml message when the inbound message is
> in POJO dataFormat?  
>> Also, is there a way to determine the dataFormat (MESSAGE, PAYLOAD, or
> POJO) from the camel Exchange or CxfMessage?
>> -Mike

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