ActionWebService deprecated?

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Hey all,
I thought I remembered seeing a comment about ActionWebService being
deprecated in favor of something else in the latest Rails Edge.
Is that true or did I dream it? What is the ongoing story for web
services in Ruby? Can anyone comment about such things as SOAP
request authentication and support for WS-Security?
Last I looked, there were no pure Ruby XML canonicalization
libraries, which kinda foils that plan.

Peace,
Chris
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On 10/19/06, Christopher B. [email protected] wrote:

Hey all,
I thought I remembered seeing a comment about ActionWebService being
deprecated in favor of something else in the latest Rails Edge.
Is that true or did I dream it? What is the ongoing story for web
services in Ruby? Can anyone comment about such things as SOAP
request authentication and support for WS-Security?
Last I looked, there were no pure Ruby XML canonicalization
libraries, which kinda foils that plan.

Have a look at the wss4r project at rubyforge.org.
I haven’t used it myself, so I can’t comment.

Hi,

Christopher B. schrieb:

which kinda foils that plan.

look at www.rubyforge.org/projects/wss4r for a pure-ruby WS-Security
implementation. It contains a rudiment xml canonicalizer. The problems
with the canonicalizer are more or less problems with the underlying xml
parser, REXML in this case.

I think first we need other xml parsers (perhaps libXML?) before we can
think of WS-Security.

Regards,
Roland

Hi,

Christopher B. schrieb:

Cheers,

I thought I remembered seeing a comment about ActionWebService being
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i think the shortest road to XML/WS-security in ruby would be a binding
to something like xmlsec (www.aleksey.com/xmlsec).
But using native libraries for everything is perhaps not the right way.

Regards,
Roland

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Thanks and I completely agree.
Struggling with not being able to use REXML in canonicalization is
one of the things that brought me to ask. I really didn’t want to
fall back on native code libraries for this, but I’m pragmatic and
willing to accept bindings to libXML, etc. if that’s the shortest
road to a working solution.

Cheers,
Chris

On 19 Oct 2006, at 9:26 AM, Roland S. wrote:

request authentication and support for WS-Security?

Roland

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