Jul 10th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Plain XML web service
Hi, I'm very new to Spring so I was hoping you could help me out on a requirement I have for a project I'm working on.
I need to accept XML messages from an outside party over HTTP. The XML is in a fixed format and isn't wrapped in any sort of SOAP elements - it's just various proprietary XML messages sent over HTTP, in a well-documented structure.
I was orginally just going to use a Servlet and parse the XML using Xerces, and manually create objects to represent the messages internally. So my question is - what facilities in Spring are there to make this easier and more robust. Most of what I have read involves SOAP web services so I'm not sure if there would be support for doing anything like this? Any help would be much appreciated.
Jul 10th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Check out the 'pox' (Plain Old XML) example that comes with Spring Web Services. I think it does exactly what you want.
See also: http://static.springframework.org/sp...ml/server.html
(Search for 'pox').