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From Jan Hinzmann <>
Subject Re: Questions on Axis Block
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2005 19:21:19 GMT

if you search the mailing list on "WebServices", "Cocoon  and Axis", "Cocoon 
and WebServices" you'll find some discussion on this.

also you may want  to have a look at:


greet, jan
On Wednesday 29 June 2005 20:55, Stefan Podkowinski wrote:
> Hi Cocoon Users
> Could someone answer me some questions on the axis block who has
> probably some experience with it?
> I had a closer look on it as I needed to implement some web services
> to be served by my cocoon app.
> The block has very little documentation so I had to study the source
> directly. But even after thinking about it over and over again I could
> gasp the concept of this block. "Why is it there?"
> * Whats the point in using the RPC Reader from the Axis block instead
> of using the Axis Servlet directly
> * Does a reader that does also send a direct response to the peer fit
> into the cocoon concept of cocoons component pipelines?
> * How can I deploy my services using the axis block? Do I need to
> configure it in cocoon.xconf?
> Another problem that stroke me with the axis block was that apparently
> it is not possible to bind a services to a url endpoint. The samples
> did only specify "rpcrouter" as the endpoint which leaves the question
> open how the "router" would recognize which service I intend to
> consume. I found out that the router will get this information from
> the http header. So I checked the specs and found out that this is
> only optional (and http transport specific) and services are supposed
> to be found by their url endpoint. So I'm even more confused..
> Steve
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Gruß, Jan

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