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From Glen Mazza <glen.ma...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: Difference between cxf.xml and cxf-servlet.xml?
Date Thu, 22 Nov 2007 03:28:02 GMT
Many thanks, Willem!

Glen

Am Donnerstag, den 22.11.2007, 10:46 +0800 schrieb Willem Jiang:
> Hi Glen,
> 
> Please see my comments in the mail.
> Glen Mazza wrote:
> > Thanks.  Two more questions:
> >
> > 1.)  For server-side, what generally is in the cxf.xml that is *not* in
> > the Spring ApplicationContext beans.xml file?  Why might cxf.xml still
> > be needed if you already have defined a Spring ApplicationContext?
> >   
> We have too much cxf.xml here.
> One is in the cxf-core module which holds the whole core components 
> information.
> The other is the default user configuration file which name is also 
> cxf.xml.
> When cxf creates the bus ,  it will search the class path for cxf.xml 
> automatically.
> > 2.)  The link[2] you gave below is unfortunately showing more
> > complexity.  There are apparently two possible cxf.xml's:
> >
> > a.) One that the user manually places in the classpath (which is the one
> > I was talking about earlier)
> >
> > b.) One that sits in the META-INF/cxf directory of
> > lib/cxf-2.0.3-incubator.jar of the CXF download.
> >
> > What is the difference between (a) and (b) besides location?  What
> > functionality is different between the two, what is the difference in
> > their purpose?
> >   
> Oops , you almost get the answer here if you look at the file :)
> a) is the user 's configuration , in most case , it only contains the 
> endpoints information or some bus configuration.
> b) is the cxf core components wiring file, which helps to initialize the 
> core components and wire them with cxf bus.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Willem.
> > Thanks,
> > Glen
> >
> > Am Donnerstag, den 22.11.2007, 09:28 +0800 schrieb Willem Jiang:
> >   
> >> Hi ,
> >> There are several  phases of the configuration loading in CXFServlet. 
> >> Please ref [1]'s loadBus() for more information
> >> 1. Loading the Spring ApplicationContext from the ServletConfig, which 
> >> means the bean.xml will take effect first, and create the Spring Bus 
> >> with this application context.
> >> 2. If the applicationContext is null , CXFServlet will create a 
> >> springBus with out this applicationContext
> >> 3. After the bus initialized,  CXFServlet try to load  cxf-servlet.xml 
> >> for publishing the endpoints
> >>
> >> For the SpringBus initializing, there are also several steps to look up  
> >> the configuration files,  please ref [2]'s getConfigResources() method  
> >> for more information
> >> 1. Checking if there is a bus named with cxf in the applicationContext, 
> >> if the bus is already there , we do not need search the core and cxf 
> >> extension spring configuration resources.
> >> 2. If SpringBus is not create with cfgFile (file name or url) specified 
> >> , it will find user defined configuration form the the system property 
> >> "cxf.config.file" and "cxf.config.file.url"
> >>  
> >> [1]https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/cxf/trunk/rt/transports/http/src/main/java/org/apache/cxf/transport/servlet/CXFServlet.java
> >> [2]https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/cxf/trunk/rt/core/src/main/java/org/apache/cxf/bus/spring/BusApplicationContext.java
> >>
> >> Willem.
> >>
> >>
> >> Benson Margulies wrote:
> >>     
> >>> I see log messages indicating that CXF is looking for cxf.xml even when
> >>> I have my own beans. My guess is that unless you initialize the entire
> >>> system (starting from the bus) CXF will always look for cxf.xml, and, in
> >>> fact, there may be no conditions in which it fails to do that.
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From: Glen Mazza [mailto:glen.mazza@verizon.net] 
> >>>> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:10 PM
> >>>> To: cxf-dev@incubator.apache.org
> >>>> Subject: Re: Difference between cxf.xml and cxf-servlet.xml?
> >>>>
> >>>> OK, I'm still researching all of this (and others' related 
> >>>> emails) to update the documentation--but I have one question 
> >>>> left:  Does anyone know, that if I have *both* a Spring 
> >>>> configuration file (i.e., the "beans.xml"[1] file in the 
> >>>> java_first_spring_support sample below) declared in the 
> >>>> web.xml[2] and cxf.xml in the classpath, if *both* will be 
> >>>> loaded?  Or does the former prevent the latter from being 
> >>>> loaded and processed?  The CXF source code that covers this 
> >>>> is somewhat cryptic but I can research it more thoroughly if 
> >>>> necessary.
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>> Glen
> >>>>
> >>>> [1] http://tinyurl.com/352htd
> >>>> [2] http://tinyurl.com/3djrlz
> >>>>
> >>>> Am Freitag, den 16.11.2007, 10:53 +0800 schrieb Jeff Yu:
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> java_first_spring_support sample "beans.xml", it doesn't 
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> need to have 
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> a cxf-servlet.xml  in the WEB-INF folder.
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> Excellent example.  Thanks for pointing it out.
> >>>>
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> In fact, the cxf-servlet.xml just replace the http 
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> transport ID to the 
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> servlet. ( in this case, the cxf-servlet.xml in the 
> >>>>> cxf-rt-transports-http module).
> >>>>>
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> Good point.  I just noticed there are two different 
> >>>> cxf-servlet.xml's, the one above (in META-INF of the CXF JAR) 
> >>>> just does the above as you're saying.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> The reason why the cxf-servlet.xml in the WEB-INF folder 
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> would works, 
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> in this case, the cxf-servlet.xml contains the endpoint 
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> configuration 
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> such as<jaxws:endpoint>.., because we define a 
> >>>>> "<servlet-name>cxf</servlet-name>" in the web.xml, by
default, it 
> >>>>> would pick up the "cxf-servlet.xml" in the war..
> >>>>>
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> Actually, that is exactly how Spring MVC's DispatcherServlet 
> >>>> works, xxxx-servlet.xml; but in our CXFServlet class it is 
> >>>> hardcoded to look for a "cxf-servlet.xml" no matter what the 
> >>>> servlet-name is.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> so, to be specific, which case of cxf-servlet.xml do you 
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> refer to? For 
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> the cxf-servlet.xml in the WEB-INF folder, it is optional. 
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> You can do 
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> as same as java_first_spring_support sample did...
> >>>>> use another xml, and then ask spring's 
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>> ContextLoaderListener to load it..
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>> Thanks
> >>>>> Jeff
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Glen Mazza wrote:
> >>>>>       
> >>>>>           
> >>>>>> Do we have a sample anywhere of the syntax of 
> >>>>>>         
> >>>>>>             
> >>>> this--specifying the 
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>>> Spring app context in the XML, and what such a config file would

> >>>>>> look like?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>>> Glen
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Am Donnerstag, den 15.11.2007, 11:12 -0500 schrieb Jiang, 
> >>>>>>         
> >>>>>>             
> >>>> Ning (Willem):
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>>>   
> >>>>>>         
> >>>>>>             
> >>>>>>> If you specify the Spring application context in your 
> >>>>>>>           
> >>>>>>>               
> >>>> web.xml file.
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>>>>> You do not need to touch any of cxf.xml and cxf-servlet.xml.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I admit that CXF provides lots of configuration here.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Willem.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>>>> From: Randy Burgess [mailto:RBurgess@nuvox.com]
> >>>>>>> Sent: Thu 11/15/2007 21:52
> >>>>>>> To: cxf-user@incubator.apache.org
> >>>>>>> Subject: Re: Difference between cxf.xml and cxf-servlet.xml?
> >>>>>>>  
> >>>>>>> I don't even use either file and my services work without
any 
> >>>>>>> issues. I use applicationContext*.xml files since I was
using 
> >>>>>>> Spring before CXF and didn't see the point in creating either.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Regards,
> >>>>>>> Randy Burgess
> >>>>>>> Web Applications Developer
> >>>>>>> Nuvox Communications
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>           
> >>>>>>>               
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >
> >   


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