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From "Kampf, Eric" <>
Subject RE: REST XML Structure Does not Match SOAP XML
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2010 02:42:41 GMT
After some code inspection, I found why the "" OSGI property did
not work for me.  The version of DOSGI-CXF we are using does not support that property.  Upgrading
solved the problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kampf, Eric 
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:37 PM
Subject: RE: REST XML Structure Does not Match SOAP XML


Thank you for the response.  Your question about data bindings has pointed me in the right
direction I think.  I read up on the different binding types.  It appears that the Aegis binding
is what we want our services to use.

Our SOAP services are using "aegis".  This is the default according to
 This same document indicates that REST can be configured with the same binding by setting
the "" OSGI property.  Unfortunately, when I set this property
to "aegis", it has no effect.  The JAXB data binding is still being used. 

It appears that CXF is simply ignoring this property.

Can anyone provide guidance on how else I might be able to configure this?  Is this something
that can be configured in a cxf.xml file?  I am not having much luck finding this information
in the CXF documentation.



-----Original Message-----
From: Sergey Beryozkin [] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: REST XML Structure Does not Match SOAP XML


On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Kampf, Eric <> wrote:

> Hello.
> I am working on an OSGI web application that uses CXF.  We have a number of
> existing  service classes exposed via SOAP.  We would now like to expose
> REST versions of these  services.  When I built the first REST service, I
> was surprised to see that the XML it produced did not match the XML of its
> SOAP counterpart.  Element name casing differed and collections were
> represented differently.
> While it is not an absolute requirement that the XML structures match, it
> is highly desirable.  We have used the SOAP XML to predict the REST XML and
> coded clients against this.
> One obvious solution would be to use JAXB annotations, but that is not an
> allowable option at this time.
> What I am looking for is a way to configure CXF so that it uses the same
> marshaling "mode" for both REST and SOAP.  I have read the section of the
> CXF manual on JAXB configuration, but it did not have the detail I was
> looking for.  My JAXB knowledge is a bit light.
> I have seen this behavior with CXF 2.2.6 and 2.2.10.
> Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
Give us more information please.
- I'm assuming you're using JAXB data binding for SOAP services ? Asking it
because Aegis can probably deal with JAXB annotations too.

- is it CXF HTTP Binding or JAXRS that you use ? If you use CXF JAXRS then
you should be able to use the same JAXBDatabinding that you use for SOAP
services, use jaxrs:dataBinding.

- you might want to try the legacy CXF Http Binding - it is probably capable
of producing exactly the same xml ( JAX-RS does not impose any
restrictions on the way XML should look like - example, in case of JAXB it
is whatever JAXB will produce will be sent over as is...

- please post some sample SOAP response and expected non-SOAP response,
sample service class (with a single service method) and sample bean which
will have to be serialized. May be some trivial transformation (via
configuring JAXRS JAXBElementProvider) will do...Specifically, see
outTransformMap property :

For example, you may configure the provider to transform various local names
as needed

cheers, Sergey

> -Eric

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