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From Duncan Mills <>
Subject Re: Struts Web Services Enablement Project
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 07:38:09 GMT
Frank forgive me here, but playing Devils Advocate, if you have clean 
MVC separation then surely the last thing you want to do is to expose 
Actions as Web Services.
It is reasonable to want to expose Business Service Providers such as 
EJB, or TopLink beans as Web Services but that's up in the model layer, 
what's the point in pushing the access point down into the Controller code?

Or do you see here a solution for all those folks who've not followed 
best practice and have intermingled Controller functionality with 
Business logic..?


Duncan Mills
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle Application Development Tools

Frank Zammetti wrote:

> Hello devs!  This is my first time posting here, and my first attempt 
> at contributing to an Apache project.  I hope I'm going about it 
> properly! :)
> In short, I have a little project going with the stated goal of 
> allowing a Struts developer to expose any existing business logic, as 
> implemented in Struts Actions and their subordinate helper classes, as 
> Web Services, and do this with NO changes required to any existing 
> application code, and as little change to Struts itself as possible.  
> Simplicity is the key to this!
> Today I released a second version of this project to the user's 
> mailing list, and after some feedback I think it's at a point where 
> I'd like to make you all aware of it, and get some higher-level 
> feedback.  It's certainly far from complete at this point, but I think 
> even now it's in a useful form.
> My hope is that eventually it will be good enough to be included in 
> the base Struts distro, but that's obviously a long way off, if ever.
> With all that in mind, please at your convenience visit 
> There you will find some more detailed technical information and a 
> download which contains everything you need, including a simple sample 
> webapp demonstrating the whole mess.
> I thank you in advance for any time you spend on this!
> Frank W. Zammetti
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