The Lotus® Expeditor Toolkit Web Services runtime plug-in suite provides functionality similar to libraries that implement the Java 2 Micro Edition Web Services Specification (JSR-172). In some cases, very complex Web services that comply with JAX-RPC may not be fully consumable by JSR-172 Web services. For cases where the client needs to consume JAX-RPC based services, the Apache Axis 1.4 Web Services tools provided with Lotus Expeditor Toolkit should be used instead.
To enable you to develop Web Services applications, the Web Services Tools allows you to generate client code that consumes Web Services as well as exposes OSGi services as Web Services providers.
The Lotus Expeditor Client for Devices does not support exposing OSGi services as Web Services providers. Lotus Expeditor Client for Devices only supports static Web services clients that are similar to JSR-172 clients.
An application that consumes a Web Service needs to identify the service end-point, typically a URL to a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) document and use the interface to invoke the Web Services provider. An application that will be exposed as a Web Services provider must implement a Java interface that defines the Web Service calls.
Parent topic: Developing Web Services: XPD621