ServiceLifecycle.javaAPI DocApache Axis 1.42783Sat Apr 22 18:57:28 BST 2006javax.xml.rpc.server

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package javax.xml.rpc.server;

import javax.xml.rpc.ServiceException;

 * The <code>javax.xml.rpc.server.ServiceLifecycle</code> defines a lifecycle interface for a
 * JAX-RPC service endpoint. If the service endpoint class implements the
 * <code>ServiceLifeycle</code>  interface, the servlet container based JAX-RPC runtime system
 * is required to manage the lifecycle of the corresponding service endpoint objects.
 * @version 1.0
public interface ServiceLifecycle {

     * Used for initialization of a service endpoint. After a service
     * endpoint instance (an instance of a service endpoint class) is
     * instantiated, the JAX-RPC runtime system invokes the
     * <code>init</code> method. The service endpoint class uses the
     * <code>init</code> method to initialize its configuration
     * and setup access to any external resources. The context parameter
     * in the <code>init</code> method enables the endpoint instance to
     * access the endpoint context provided by the underlying JAX-RPC
     * runtime system.
     * <p>
     * The init method implementation should typecast the context
     * parameter to an appropriate Java type. For service endpoints
     * deployed on a servlet container based JAX-RPC runtime system,
     * the <code>context</code> parameter is of the Java type
     * <code>javax.xml.rpc.server.ServletEndpointContext</code>. The
     * <code>ServletEndpointContext</code> provides an endpoint context
     * maintained by the underlying servlet container based JAX-RPC
     * runtime system
     * <p>
     * @param context Endpoint context for a JAX-RPC service endpoint
     * @throws ServiceException  If any error in initialization of the service endpoint; or if any
     * illegal context has been provided in the init method
    public abstract void init(Object context) throws ServiceException;

     * JAX-RPC runtime system ends the lifecycle of a service endpoint instance by
     * invoking the destroy method. The service endpoint releases its resources in
     * the implementation of the destroy method.
    public abstract void destroy();