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From Daniel Rall <>
Subject Re: Xmlrpc and unsupported types
Date Sat, 01 May 2004 01:17:02 GMT
Rob, not that I now of.  You could certainly start such a project on 
SourceForge, or if you post the code here an people like it, we could create a 
"contrib" sub-directory inside the CVS repo for unsupported tools and additions 
like this.

- Dan

Rob Jellinghaus wrote:
> I had exactly the same problem.
> No, xmlrpc does not support this out of the box.
> I have written some fairly compact reflection-based code to convert Java
> beans and Java collections into simpler structures that XML-RPC can
> handle.  As a bonus, it converts longs, characters, nulls, floats, and
> other data types not supported by XML-RPC.  I have also wrapped it with
> a client-side java.lang.reflect.Proxy.  The end result is that you can
> make calls that look and feel like RMI but that use XML-RPC behind the
> scenes.
> It works pretty well.  However, it is definitely out of scope for
> XML-RPC.  Is there any kind of XML-RPC extensions package or other side
> project that I could submit this to?  There's no doubt that many people
> could make use of it (viz. Colin's email!).....
> Cheers!
> Rob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Bester [] 
> Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 2:32 PM
> To:
> Subject: Xmlrpc and unsupported types
> Not sure if xmlrpc is able to do what I require and would appreciate
> some advice. 
> I am looking for a light method (application will be running on embedded
> pc platform running linux) to allow transfer of java object via rpc.
> In my application I have a collection of java classes (my objects) that
> I want to transfer via rpc on demand from client. Objects (java class)
> contain standard java types as well as my own java objects.
> e.g. 
> Class someclass 
> { 
>         private String someString; 
>         private Integer someInt; 
>         private myClass someClass; 
> ... 
> } 
> In the RPCHandler I want to be able to return 'someclass' object for
> client retrieval. 
> On going through documentation I get the feeling that it is possible to
> write ones own type handlers and would appreciate comment on whether
> this is indeed possible and maybe some clues (links) on how to do this
> (I haven't found reference on how to do this).
> If this is not possible, is there any other suggestion besides
> serializing object over socket connection? 
> Thanks, 
> Colin 

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