Installing JAF 1.0.2

This section describes a tutorial on how to install JAF (JavaBeans Activation Framework) 1.0.2 on a Windows system.

JAF stands for JavaBeans Activation Framework. Here is the official description of JAF 1.0.2:

With the JavaBeans Activation Framework standard extension, developers who use Java technology can take advantage of standard services to determine the type of an arbitrary piece of data, encapsulate access to it, discover the operations available on it, and to instantiate the appropriate bean to perform said operation(s). For example, if a browser obtained a JPEG image, this framework would enable the browser to identify that stream of data as an JPEG image, and from that type, the browser could locate and instantiate an object that could manipulate, or view that image.

I need to install JAF 1.0.2 to complete my Axis installation. Here is what I did:

1. Go to http://java.sun.com/products/javabeans/glasgow/jaf.html.

2. Follow the instructions to download jaf-1_0_2-upd2.zip.

3. Unzip jaf-1_0_2-upd2.zip.

4. Copy .\jaf-1.0.2\activation.jar to \axis\webapps\axis\WEB-INF\lib

5. Re-start Tomcat, and go to http://localhost:8080/axis/happyaxis.jsp again. You should get no more error. All needed components are found:

...
Needed Components
   Found SAAJ API ... \tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF\lib\saaj.jar
   Found JAX-RPC API ... \tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF\lib\jaxrpc.jar
   Found Apache-Axis ... \tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF\lib\axis.jar
   Found Jakarta-Commons Discovery ... \tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF
      \lib\commons-discovery-0.2.jar
   Found Jakarta-Commons Logging ... \tomcat\bin
      \commons-logging-api.jar
   Found Log4j ... \tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF\lib\log4j-1.2.8.jar
   Found IBM's WSDL4Java ... \tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF
      \lib\wsdl4j-1.5.1.jar
   Found JAXP implementation ... an unknown location
   Found Activation API ... \tomcat\webapps\axis\WEB-INF
      \lib\activation.jar
...

I think my Axis installation is done now.

Last update: 2007.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP Message Exchange Patterns

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP PHP Implementations

SOAP Java Implementations

 What Is SAAJ (SOAP with Attachments API for Java)?

 SOAP Java Implementations: Axis and Apache WebService

 Axis Installation Requirements on Windows

 Installing Axis 1.2.1 on Windows

Installing JAF 1.0.2

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

 References

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