[MOBY-l] MobyRequest or CentralImpl ?
senger at ebi.ac.uk
Tue May 18 04:04:03 EDT 2004
> Any opinions about which one I should be using ?
Actually, the third one - which does not exist yet :-)
1) The doCall of CentralImpl is there as a "side-effect". It was never
meant to be used regularly but the life proved differently. The whole
CentralImpl was meant to be used to access Moby registries, not the Moby
services, but the method doCall was there so people started to use it. And
it will still be there, so you are safe to use it.
2) Then Paul started with MobyRequest. I have not used it myself so I
cannot compare it - but I know that MobyRequest was meant to provide not
only a simple call to a service (such as doCall in CentralImpl) but also
to help with building the input XML query object and possibly to decode
the returned result XML object.
So, if you are looking just how to call a service, both methods will do
it for you (but as I said I may be mistaken because I have not used
3) So, why did I start this reply with the third option? Because I
still hope to write a code that will help service providers hopefully
more that any of the two methods you mentioned. But it does not exist
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