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From Eran Chinthaka <>
Subject Re: Mediator interface
Date Fri, 07 Oct 2005 11:56:21 GMT
I think Synapse also will need some sort of context to hold some other 
information which goes beyond the simple SOAP message. This is even 
obvious in Axis as you pass message cotexts to the handlers and stuff.
I agree that you can do this by dependency injection, but when its 
obvious that you always need that (at least I think so), I think its 
better to pass some context. If message context reminds you Axis, then 
lets rename that to SynapseContext or whatever :-)

ant elder wrote:

> Or does there even need to be a MessageContext on the interface?
> If an aim of Mediators is that they're based on SOAP Infoset and any 
> containment aspects should be separate then how about the mediate 
> method taking just a SOAP message, something like an AXIOM SOAPMessage 
> or SOAPEnvelope? If the Mediator really needs access to some context 
> then Synapse can use dependency injection to pass it in.
> interface Mediator {
>    public boolean mediate(SOAPEnvelope envelope);
> }
> And if a Mediator impl requires context it provides a method like: 
>   public void 
> setMessageContext(org.apache.synapse.context.MessageContext mc) {...}
>     ant elder < <>> on
>     07/10/2005 10:42:16
>     Please respond to
>     <>
>     To: <>
>     cc:
>     Subject:    RE: Mediator interface
>     What do people think about having a new Synapse MessageContext
>     interface
>     instead of using the AXIS2 MessageContext class? It makes Synapse
>     quite
>     invasive - a mediation has dependencies on both Synapse and AXIS2.
>     An aim of Synapse mediations is to be based on the SOAP Infoset,
>     but using
>     the AXIS2 classes brings in far more than that, eg the AXIS2 MC
>     has methods
>     relating to AXIS2 config - modules, SystemConfiguration etc. And
>     as its a
>     class not an interface you can't easily mock it up for unit testing
>     mediation beans in isolation, you endup needing mocks for all sorts of
>     unrelated AXIS2 classes. Which surely that goes against Synapse
>     being a
>     non-invasive container for mediation POJOs?
>     Similar thing with the AXISFault. I agree with what Eric said
>     earlier about
>     not using AXISFault. If mediation exceptions are going to be
>     fundamentally
>     SOAPy faults then AXISFault represents more than that.
>     ...ant
>     PS. Hi guys

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