|What does a webservice consist of? [message #201388]
||Sat, 06 October 2007 11:06
Originally posted by: xdzgor.hotmail.com|
I have used the WTP plugin to make a web-service with Eclipse, and install
it in Tomcat. I have also used Eclipse to make a test client for this web-
But now I would like to know exactly what it is Eclipse has made for me (in
regards to the web-service - I'm not so worried about the client).
I can see under the web-service directory in Tomcat, there are several
subdirectories, and I can see my web-service class file under /WEB-
But what are all the files under /WEB-INF/lib? Lots of jar files, like
axis.jar, and jaxrpc.jar, etc. Are they needed?
And what about the files like deploy.wsdd and undeploy.wsdd? What are they,
and are they needed? And also web.xml and server-config-wsdd, they are also
generated for me - what is their syntax?
What I'd really like is to be able to "manually" make a web-service. So I'd
like to know what Eclipse does, and what I need to do if I was just using a
simple text editor, javac, and wsgen for example.
I heard that a webservice also requires a servlet in order to function - is
this correct? (Maybe that's what all the extra .jar files are?)
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