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DataContract(IsReference=true) causes 'Content Type application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8 was sent to a service expecting text/xml; charset=utf-8.  The client and service bindings may be mismatched.'

Posted on 2014-01-05
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Hi Experts,

I have a WCF (BasicHTTPBinding) web service (hosted in a Windows Service) that I need to use to deliver an array of self referencing (circular reference, kind of like a linked-list with parent and children) objects.  When I try to transfer this via the web service, I get errors on the array.  I traced this error back to the fact that the objects in the array have "circular reference" and that I need to put the [DataContract(IsReference=true)] in front of my class to overcome the issue.  However, when I do that, I get the blow error:

'Content Type application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8 was sent to a service expecting text/xml; charset=utf-8.  The client and service bindings may be mismatched.'

I do not get the error if I only have '[DataContract]' in fron of the class.  BTW, the service has dozens of other functions that are/have been working just fine.

PLEASE HELP!  THIS IS URGENT!!!!!

Thanks!
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by:Bob Learned
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What binding are you using with the WCF web service?  

Did you try to update the service reference after adding IsReference = true?
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'I have a WCF (BasicHTTPBinding) web service (hosted in a Windows Service) ' - Is this what you're asking?

'Did you try to update the service reference after adding IsReference = true?' - Yes, and that's when I get the error.  I use NetCFSvcUtil to generate the signitures
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I saw something about using wsHttpBinding, instead of BasicHttpBinding.  Was there a reason for using basic binding?
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by:axnst2
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Yes, I saw that too.  I didn't create the original service, but I think it was set to BasicHttpBinding becasue the web Service service is accessed from a Windows Mobile device, and therofore, the Compact Framework (from the client side that is).  Either way changing it to wsHttpBinding resulted in the same error.
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Are you able to use an HTTP debugger, like Fiddler, to see what the response really is?

I am trying to find a reference to the configuration issue, so we can find a resolution.
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According to this article the only difference is additional XML attributes:

 <Employee z:Id=“i1“ xmlns:z=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/10/Serialization/“>

                  <Manager i:nil=“true“ />  

                  <Name>Kenny</Name>

            </Employee>
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