Appendix A. Limitations of Apache Axis

In most ways, Apache Axis is a very successful open source project in Java. Axis 1.x is probably the most widely used Java-based SOAP toolkit that is not tied to any particular J2EE application server. Unfortunately, Axis 1.x suffers from limitations that make some of the example code in chapters 6, 7, and 8 fail. In this appendix, we will describe these limitations. We will also briefly describe a new generation of Axis, Axis2 and tell you what you can and cannot do with it right now.

A.1. Buggy implementation of W3C DOM API in Axis 1.x

Axis does not correctly bind data in a SOAP message to an object tree as defined by the W3C DOM API. This causes failures in other XML-processing libraries (such as XPath ...

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