Web services hints and tips, JAX-RPC versus JAX-WS, Part 5

Comparing attachment files: Sw/A and MTOM

From the developerWorks archives

Russell Butek and Nicholas Gallardo

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: November 15, 2007

Java™ API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC) supports the SOAP with Attachments (Sw/A) specification, while Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) supports Sw/A along with the new Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism (MTOM) specification. This fifth tip in this series compares these two attachment models by examining samples of Web Services Description Languages (WSDLs) and mapped Java interfaces.

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