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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Web Serving
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 15, 2018

IBM i IWS Client: Add option to allow unknown tags in response

My company used the Integrated Web Services (IWS) Client tool to generate a *SRVPGM that we are using in production to consume a vendor partner's web service. Every few months the vendor releases enhancements to their web service, which have included adding fields (XML tags) to one or more of the responses. When the *SRVPGM receives a tag it does not recognize, it throws this exception:

AxisSoapException: Soap message content is not valid. Unexpected or extraneous element (ElementName) encountered.

Please add an option to have Axis ignore unrecognized tags and continue, instead of failing (functionally similar to the "allowExtra" option of RPG's XML-INTO).

Use Case:

We use our vendor's web service to enable real-time EFT and credit-card payments on our customer-facing web site; however this issue could affect any significant web service that is consumed by an IWS client.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 17, 2018

    IBM agrees with the request and a solution appears to be desirable and feasible. IBM intends to provide a solution. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.