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From Daniel Fagerstrom <>
Subject Re: stub approach with WSDL/SOAP on Cocoon
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2003 20:39:26 GMT wrote:
> Hi to all,
> first of all sorry for my bad English and for not so much clarity in post :-)
> I'm currently doing a project using Cocoon 2.1.2 .
> I'm trying to find an automated way to reuse components in a pipelne, like 
> WebServiceProxyGenerator, to implement this flow:
> - fetch a remote WSDL and parsing it
> - construction of necessary logic to create machine-generated "stub" of SOAP 
> methods contained
> - in/out of method parameters and invocation thru XForms or something similar 
> at presentation level.
> - transformation of response in order to serialize and present it.

Do you mean that you want to build something like: ?

I'm working on a prototype of something similar (although more 
primitive), that I hopefully will be able to submit in the next few days.

It is based on an enhancement to the SourceWritingTransformer that makes 
it possible to post XML (or whatever) to an URL, (see for details). 
Then I have written a number of XSLT-scripts that basically takes a path 
to a WSDL document as input and creates a view of the services it 
offers, forms for calling the methods of it and rendering of the 
results, respectively.

Currently it is just a proof of concept, but the company I am working 
for is planning to package a lot of our web applications as web services 
as well, so I am definitively interested in developing a production 
quality tool set for using web services that are described in WSDL, from 


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