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From Aleksander Slominski <>
Subject Re: [Axis2] OM - SAAJ like API support for OM
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2004 21:27:24 GMT
Ajith Ranabahu wrote:

>I am more concerned about the clarity of the API than the object
>creation. Our API must be clear and concise and that is what makes it
>usable. If we don't layer this properly depending on the granularity
>then our API will appear confusing and ultimately be uncomfortable to
>use! (we dont want that to happen. do we? :))
>So when you "extend" that is basically "layering". As far as layering
>is concerned "wrapping" is another approach to layering. So what I see
>is that even if we wrap or extend we are effectively layering.
>where the objects are created is a secondary concern. You can build
>them later depending on a built object model or create them on the fly
>(right out of the parser) for perfomance reasons.
i completley agree and i think it should be part of deployment  to 
specify OM API implementaiton and configuraiton options for it (such as 
hardcoding  SAAJ impl into OM impl or having SAAJ layered on top of OM 
only for SOAP headers etc.)


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