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From "Frank Zammetti" <>
Subject RE: Struts Web Services Enablement Project
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 18:21:27 GMT
>My point was directed at the idea of reusing actions written for processing
>http forms.  Yes, I think Micheal's proposal is a good idea for cases like
>you describe.

Did you mean Frank's proposal? :)

>As always, I believe it's just a confusion of terminology between different
>developers.  In my mind, the controller/actions should be there to support
>and act as an adapter for the view.  If that is it's responsibility, then
>that same action wouldn't be much good exposed in a stateless web service.
>Jacob Hookom
>Senior Analyst/Programmer
>McKesson Medical-Surgical
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Wendy Smoak []
>Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 1:03 PM
>To: Struts Developers List
>Subject: RE: Struts Web Services Enablement Project
> > From: Hookom, Jacob []
> > If you want to do Web Services, have the services talk to
> > your business providers, the same ones your actions would talk to.
>In a perfect world, sure. :)  But that means yet another webapp (Axis,
>for example,) to learn and keep up with.  Last time I tried to use Axis,
>it was not a trivial project.
>My webapps happen to be "correctly" designed with a separate data access
>layer and no business logic in the Actions.  And I'm definitely
>interested in exposing some Actions via web services.  Maybe they
>wouldn't be exactly the same Actions that are serving the browser view.
>But this would let me keep everything in one place.  I don't expect it
>to be as powerful as what I could do with Axis, but if I can solve some
>problems within a webapp that's already up and running, without adding
>yet another "project" to my list, that would be great.
>I don't see how wanting to exposing an Action via web services implies
>that the Action contains business logic.
>Wendy Smoak
>Application Systems Analyst, Sr.
>ASU IA Information Resources Management
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