Chapter 1: New features in EAServer 5.3
Merge of Axis 1.2
EAServer 5.3 now supports Axis 1.2 final release. It is a
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) engine—a framework
for constructing SOAP processors such as clients, servers, gateways,
Axis makes EAServer fully compliant to Java API for XML-Based Remote
Procedure Call (JAX-RPC) and SOAP with Attachment API for Java (SAAJ)
The Axis 1.2 delivers the following key features:
Speed Axis uses Simple API for XML (SAX) parsing to achieve greater
speed than earlier versions of Apache SOAP.
Flexibility The Axis architecture gives the developer complete freedom
to insert extensions into the engine for custom header processing
and system management.
Stability Axis defines a set of published interface, which change gradually
compared to the rest of Axis.
Component-oriented deployment You can easily define reusable networks of Handlers to implement
common patterns of processing your applications, or to distribute
Transport framework Axis has a clean and simple concept for designing transports,
and the core of engine is completely transport-independent.
Web Services Description Language(WSDL) Axis supports the WSDL version 1.1, which allows you to easily
build stubs to access remote services and also to automatically
export machine-readable descriptions of your deployed services from
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