Re: service endpoint

From: Rahul Sharma <rahul.sharma_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 20:15:41 -0700

Sam wrote:

> Well the specs seems to use the term endpoint and implementation
> interchangably everywhere.

   In terms of the J2EE component model, service endpoint is a
   component developed and deployed (on a container) to represent
   a web service endpoint with a specific interface (termed service
   endpoint interface). This deployed endpoint is described through
   WSDL. This endpoint component could either be servlet based web
   component or stateless session bean.

   As part of the development of a service endpoint component that
   is to be deployed on servlet container, the developer implements
   a service endpoint [implementation] class that implements the
   service endpoint interface. This service endpoint class combined
   with the standard packaging and deployment descriptor constitutes
   a servlet based service endpoint component. This standard
   packaging and deployment model would be specified in the JSR-109
   targeted at the J2EE 1.4 platform.

   I hope this clarifies.