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Roy Barturen
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Hi all,
My client uses Websphere 3.5
We want to implement webservices in websphere 3.5. But is there any way that we can provide some extensions or use some other API for implementing webservices in 3.5 ?
Any help or any link..
Please help
Thanks
 
Lasse Koskela
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WebSphere 3.5 is so old that I doubt it has any web services stuff built-in. I think you should look into embedding Apache Axis (or the older brother, Apache SOAP) into your application.
 
Kyle Brown
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That would be the approach I would look into -- however, Apache Axis will not work since it prereq's a later version of the servlet spec than WAS 3.5 will support. Apache SOAP might work but I'd suspect it would suffer from the same problem.
My advice is to suggest to your client that they upgrade from WAS 3.5 to WAS 5.0 as soon as possible rather than continue development on a platform that has gone out of service.
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Michael Zalewski
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Apache SOAP should work, but you have to do a little configuration and tweaking. You do have to have the latest service pack, and install a later version of Xerces.
These links should be very helpful:
Apache SOAP FAQ
Apache SOAP Websphere Installation Instructions
IBM Developer Works on Apache SOAP and WAS 3.5
BTW, Websphere 3.5 is no longer supported by IBM (all platforms after November 30, 2003). You might want to recommend that your client upgrade to version 5 -- If the client does, than you can use Axis instead of Apache SOAP.
IBM Software Support Life Cycle
 
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