Here is a common requirement:
I have an existing Spring Web Service that I want to add REST support to
Now looking at Spring 3 this means I need to go off and start using Spring MVC instead? This seems crazy. I understand the part about having to copy most of the logic from the Spring-MVC DispatcherServlet over to Spring-WS however having my service support SOAP and REST is massively beneficial and I simply don't understand why it is so difficult. Basically the only difference is that you don't need to worry about stripping the SOAP envelope off surely? I'd expect to be able to REST enable my web service simply by doing something with the mappings, or am I dreaming here?