Sep 6th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Coming up for 1.0 M2: POX support
I'm currently finalizing the Plain Old XML (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_Old_XML) messages support. These are messages that do not contain a SOAP envelope, only a payload. In effect, it's just an XML document. The architecture is already adapted for this (i.e. most classes are SOAP-agnostic).
Note that POX is not the same as REST. In my opinion, REST applications can be made best with existing MVC-frameworks like Spring-MVC, since they are tightly bound to the HTTP protocol. Adding support for it would have no benefit (though the O/X mapping abstractions can be very useful in REST-solutions as well).
I will commit the code this weekend, and do a 1.0 M2 after that (Finally :-) ).
If you have any comment on this feature, or would like to see another feature implemented, feel free to comment below. Or use JIRA.