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create webservice client from SOAP examples

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Hi,

I'm trying to create a client for some webservice. BUT I have only
limited information:
* no WSDL available ("expected Q1-06") (it seems to be written in Java)
* I don't have access (yet) to the real webservice
* I *do* have example SOAP messages

What I'm trying to do is to build a dummy webservice, which should accept
(and respond with) the same SOAP messages. Then I can build my code
against this dummy, so theoretically later I can change the URL to talk
to the real webservice.
The request seems to go fine, but I'm stuck on the response side.

Example from the documentation it's either (on success):
<SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">

<SOAP-ENV:Body>

<Response>

<AesBusinessSession id="25060"/>

</Response>

</SOAP-ENV:Body>

</SOAP-ENV:Envelope>

or (on failure)

<SOAP-ENV:Envelope xmlns:SOAP-ENV="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">

<SOAP-ENV:Body>

<Response>

<AesResult message="No server response for: Login" result="false"/>

</Response>

</SOAP-ENV:Body>

</SOAP-ENV:Envelope>


What I have so far (from the description when I open the asmx in my browser):

<soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
<soap:Body>
<LoginResponse>
<LoginResult>
<AesBusinessSession id="int" />
<AesResult result="boolean" message="string" resultType="string">
<resultArg />
</AesResult>
</LoginResult>
</LoginResponse>
</soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

The AesBusinessSession and AesResult are both classes, with a specified number

of properties. When returned objects or properties are null, I expect them to be

missing from the response.

The fact that the examples specify "SOAP-ENV" and my version "soap" should

also be no problem (if I understand things correctly).

The problem is the nesting level of the response. The examples have just a
"Response" between the "body" and the "AesBusinessSession" or "AesResult",

I have "LoginResponse" AND "LoginResult".

How can I adjust that? Or (also fine) is that not a problem?

Hans Kesting


Nov 17 '05 #1
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