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From Demetris <>
Subject Re: WSDL2JS
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:21:30 GMT

Of course I do see infrastructures here in production still using Axis 
1.x without any plans on
migrating while other systems come into play with Axis 2 etc. and 
interoperability between the
two sides is impossible - and of course the rest of us will need to sit 
in between and needing to
do our own translations - not good.
In any case, CFX is a pretty impressive project so I have a feeling I 
will be adapting it to my


Daniel Kulp wrote:
> On Tue August 11 2009 12:15:40 pm Demetris wrote:
>> That's what I figured ;) Thanks  for the info Benson.
>> Now regarding inteconnection of Web Services across implementations, if
>> there is no bridge
>> between the old RPC/encoded and CFX, at least I am assuming that newer
>> versions would
>> be able to handle SOAP calls across them or not? This is something I
>> never tried/looked into
>> while I worked exclusively with Axis so I was wondering.
> Pretty much none of the modern SOAP toolkits support RPC/encoded.   Axis2 
> doesn't.  CXF doesn't.  Metro/JAX-WS RI doesn't.  Etc....    Basically, 
> rpc/encoded was such an interopability nightmare that it really fell into the 
> bucket of "You REALLY REALLY don't want to use it."    If you want 
> interopability, you really need to migrate to one of the literal forms.
> Dan
>> Benson Margulies wrote:
>>> OK, that message is buried in the substrate somewhere. I'm not sure
>>> that I agree with it :-) In practical terms, we just don't have the
>>> code or RPC/encoded.
>>> I'm unaware of anything you can use to interconnect an old Axis
>>> RPC/encoded service with CXF.
>>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 11:00 PM, Demetris<> wrote:
>>>> Hi Benson,
>>>> the reason I mentioned JAX-WS is because a WSDL file that I passed to
>>>> WSDL2JS returned
>>>> "RCP/encoded WSDLs are not supported in JAX-2.0". I had a feeling it is
>>>> "neither here nor
>>>> there" but I wanted to double-check - I think I know what the issue is
>>>> now after reading the
>>>> corresponding documentation but I will return and send more info if I
>>>> cannot resolve it.
>>>> A separate question - is there a "bridge" between Axis WS and its tools
>>>> and CFX? Can an Axis
>>>> WS client call a CFX-implemented WS and vice versa or not?
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Benson Margulies wrote:
>>>>> Demetris,
>>>>> CXF includes the ability to build Soap 1.1 Javascript clients for
>>>>> doc/lit and rpc/lit services. JAX-WS is relatively neither here nor
>>>>> there.
>>>>> The code can be run in two modes. You can run the tool as a
>>>>> standalone, and you get Javascript that (with the utility file
>>>>> supplied) will run anywhere that has a compatible request object. Or,
>>>>> you can ask any CXF-implemented web service to deliver a javascript
>>>>> client, and one will be returned.
>>>>> Have you read
>>>>> --benson
>>>>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Demetris<>
>>>>>> And one more observation - because wsdl2js utilizes JAX-WS 2.0,
>>>>>> RPC/Encoded
>>>>>> documents are not supported. Is that correct?
>>>>>> Thanks again
>>>>>> Demetris wrote:
>>>>>>> Ok now that I played a bit with wsdl2js I am beginning to understand
>>>>>>> what
>>>>>>> you said below.
>>>>>>> So one can use the wsdlurl in order to get the server to return
>>>>>>> script
>>>>>>> - can you please
>>>>>>> clarify a few things since I am new to this -
>>>>>>> 1. what kind of server are we talking about in this case?
>>>>>>> 2. The only way to generate the Javascript is through a remote
>>>>>>> + URL? If I have the WSDL
>>>>>>> in my possesion how can I use this tool to generate the script
of me?
>>>>>>> Thanks again
>>>>>>> Benson Margulies wrote:
>>>>>>>> The tool is part of CXF, so it requires Java 1.5. Since its
>>>>>>>> is Javascript, I don't understand why you need to run it
under J2ME.
>>>>>>>> In fact, you can just use the ?js URL form from the server
to get
>>>>>>>> the server to generate it on the fly.
>>>>>>>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Demetris<>

> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>>>  I am interested in generating Javascript stubs from
a WSDL file -
>>>>>>>>> I am
>>>>>>>>> assuming that the WSDL2js tool is the
>>>>>>>>> appropriate tool to use. Has anyone used this tool so
that I can
>>>>>>>>> ask a couple of Qs?
>>>>>>>>> (1) Which Java version is the tool built on?
>>>>>>>>> (2) Can I used it under J2ME-CDC to generate stubs for
>>>>>>>>> devices?
>>>>>>>>> Thanks in advanced

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