Web Service: Sending Simple Type vs Complex Type
Posted on 2004-04-07
This query is more on the recommended practice in sending/receiving simple type over a complex type from a web service
Ex: WebService A has a method 'CalcualteTax' which takes 'Invoice' object as an input parameter and returns an invoice object. Now 'Invoice' is a complex type and if Java client needs to call 'CalcualteTax', it has to pass 'Invoice' as the parameter. I understand to do this, the Java need to construct a class based on the WSDLs description of 'Invoice' complex type. If the data were accepted as an xml doc/string simple type, then there would not be any issue in terms of deciphering a data type.
My question: WOuld there be any performance overhead in sending complex types over simple type. I pesonally feel there would be an overhead in serializing and deserializing a complext type.
Any input on the above is highly appreciated