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Re: Stateful Web Services...

From: Monika Solanki <monika@dmu.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 17:52:01 +0100
Message-ID: <417E80B1.7090205@dmu.ac.uk>
To: Cristóvão Bento <cbento@criticalsoftware.com>
CC: www-ws@w3.org
You might want to look at Choreography and orchestration initiatives 
like WS-CDL and BPEL4WS for stateful interactions between web -services. 
I believe there are some application servers already existing with 
BPEL4WS as the specification language

Cristóvão Bento wrote:

> Hi to all,
> As far as i understood, web services are stateless by definition. 
> Although i already read some works about JAX-RPC and the possibility 
> of creating a stateful web service. To do this we need to extend the 
> javax.xml.rpc.server.ServiceLifecyle interface.
> Although i would like to know what are the developments in stateful 
> Web Services. Is it possible already to have a full server running and 
> responding to requests like for example a Windows DCOM Service? or a 
> CORBA Server. These kind of server have their own cycle of life. For 
> Web Services the cycle of life is controled by the Web Server, they 
> are dynamically allocated when a request arrives and deallocated when 
> that request/session ends. Also these kind of servers gives us the 
> hability to maintain some usefull information in memory which can make 
> their performance increse in several situations.
> When this will be possible with Web Services? to have mass processing 
> server running while some application server is running...
> sem mais,
> Cristóvão André Carvalho Bento
> Software Engineer
> Critical Software SA
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