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RE: passing objects to web service

From: Rogers, Tony <Tony.Rogers@ca.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 19:37:34 +1000
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To: "wakeup" <alainc@euskalnet.net>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>
I don't believe Arthur was advocating returning a string.
Speaking for myself, I think you are mixing layers. The string / XML is the transmission format. If you are using an RPC model, then you should be thinking of the internal model when defining the RPC signature, not the way in which it is transmitted. You should define a structured object that you want returned, and specify that in the method's signature.
Assuming that you have a structured object type called, for example, MyStructuredType, then the signature should be:
   public MyStructuredType exampleMethod()
The fact that this type will be transmitted as XML is irrelevant to the method signature. That fact only becomes relevant when defining the WSDL that will describe the call. That's a different layer.
Does that clarify things?
Tony Rogers


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Sent: Mon 03-Apr-06 17:09
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Subject: Re: passing objects to web service

Then you recomend this?
Returning a XML string?   public string exampleMethod()

But with this option, you spend time formatin xml to objects, I'm not sure.
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