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Re: [celtix] Generic data input

Hi Richard,

Look at javax.xml.ws.LogicalMessage, it provides exactly what you want:

javax.xml.transform.Source getPayload() 
          Gets the message payload as an XML source, may be called
multiple times on the same LogicalMessage instance, always returns a new
Source that may be used to retrieve the entire message payload.

This payload is not the raw SOAP message or whatever the binding
specifies. It's the XML form of the binding-independent JAXB message in
the form of a transform Source. You immediately have the binding
specifics taken care of for you, there hasn't been any unnecessary
unmarshalling yet (assuming an intelligent binding implementation) and
the payload is in just the form you need to apply an XSLT transform.

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On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 11:52 +0100, Shaw, Richard A wrote:
> I have the following use case and was wondering what people thought
> about my idea to use Celtix for it -
> I need to load data from multiple sources into a data warehouse. There
> are an unlimited number of external sources with as yet unknown data
> formats and transport technologies. I need to request the data,
> convert it into a canononical format and pass into the system for
> storage (using soap over HTTP).
> What I am thinking about creating is a generic data fetch component
> using Celtix which does the following - 
> When deployed it is given a a WSDL file, an operation name, a
> transform and a poll time as configuration data. 
> When the poll timer goes off it will use the operation as defined in
> the WSDL to request the data, pass it through the transform and send
> the result into the system.
> I want to avoid unmarshalling the data if I can, so if I get data in
> an XML format I want to pass it through an XSL transform and send the
> result into the system. 
> I'm thinking about looking at how the router works to achieve this.
> What I'm still struggling with is what to do if the binding is not in
> an XML format (i.e. not pure XML or soap wrapped XML). I'm thinking I
> might have to unmarshal it and then re-marshal to XML before the
> transform. 
> I would do this with a BPMS system if only it would use Celtix to
> support the custom transports and bindings which I will need to create
> to handle the undefined data formats and bindings.
> What do people think ? Does it make sense ? Will this be hard to
> achieve ? 
> Richard Shaw
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