This runtime environments is for users who prefer to develop for
the open Apache Axis platform.
Apache Axis1 Overview
Axis is the third generation
of the Apache SOAP implementation. It evolved from Apache SOAP to make the
SOAP engine more flexible, configurable, and able to handle both SOAP and
the upcoming XML Protocol specification from the W3C open-source effort. Axis
is based on JSR 101 Java™ APIs for XML based RPC (also known
as JAX-RPC). JSR 101 provides a single interface to any XML-based RPC mechanism,
Web services application server uses Axis within a servlet
to process the incoming message, extract information from the message headers,
and payloads, as well as conforming to the particular RPC semantics.