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Ephraim Paka
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Hello All,

We are using Websphere6.0 to implement web serivces and the client is vb.net
Please advice me on using what tehcnologies and packages to build the web sevices JAX-RPC? SOAP? What exactly is the difference between these two?
Do I need to marshall and unmarshall xml messages in either cases?

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The WebServicesFaq explains a number of those accronyms. JAX-RPC in particular is a Java client API, so you won't be able to use it.
 
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Ulf,
The FAQ says " JAX-RPC is simply a specification/API for Java developers to develop SOAP based INTEROPERABLE web services. Vendors will use this specification for developing implementation tools", it says interoperable, doesnot it mean it can work with non-java clients?

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As I said before, JAX-RPC is a client API, so the question whether it can interoperate with a different WS client API is moot. It can certainly be used to connect to a WS that's written in any other language.
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Ulf,

Here I am looking at a VB.net client invoking a J2ee Service(WSAD6.0 for development) The .net is going to send SOAP message and on the server side do I need to explicitly parse the SOAP message? Does the J2ee container does parsing for me? how does it invoke a service method?

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I'm not sure what WS technologies WebSphere supports, but its documentation will tell you that. You definitely need not parse the SOAP yourself; the SOAP engine does that. The WS class you'll be deploying will most likely look like a POJO class, with the SOAP/WSDL harness around it supplied by the server. Again, the documentation will tell you how to develop and deploy a WS; the procedure varies from server to server.
 
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Thanks Ulf, gotta dig into documentation
 
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