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  1. Jalview
  2. JAL-1048

switch wsDbFetch client to JAX-WS2 model

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.8.2
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      A plea to upgrade the wsdbfetch client in Jalview from:

      Hamish McWilliam hpm at ebi.ac.uk
      Fri Jan 27 13:53:18 GMT 2012
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      Hi folks,

      A couple of observations from checking through our logs from WSDbfetch:

      * JalView is using Apache Axis 1.2RC2 as the SOAP library. The last
      version of Apache Axis to support RPC/encoded SOAP services was 1.4 (see
      http://ws.apache.org/axis/). Switching may involve some changes, but
      does improve performance and fixes some bugs. Alternatively WSDbfetch
      now provides a document/literal interface and thus can be used with more
      recent libraries such as Axis2 and JAX-WS.

      * JalView is using the a legacy SOAP end-point for WSDbfetch (see
      http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Tools/webservices/services/dbfetch), this has been
      replaced by the end-points described in the current WSDL documents:
      - http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ws/services/WSDbfetch?wsdl
      - http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ws/services/WSDbfetchDoclit?wsdl
      Note that, as well as supporting newer SOAP tool-kits (e.g. JAX-WS), the
      document/literal SOAP service (WSDbfetchDoclit) contains additional
      features not present in the RPC/encoded SOAP service (WSDbfetch) and is
      the target for future updates to the SOAP service.

      * To allow us to determine how much usage of the service comes from
      JalView it would be nice if it used a specific user-agent for these
      requests (see the provided sample clients for an example of how to do
      this). I suspect other providers of services for which JalView is a
      possible client would also like this.

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