10.7. RPC/Encoded

SOAP encoding style is defined by chapter 5 of the SOAP-1.1 specification. It has inherent interoperability issues that cannot be fixed. The Basic Profile-1.0 prohibits this encoding style in 4.1.7 SOAP encodingStyle Attribute. JBossWS has basic support for RPC/Encoded that is provided as is for simple interop scenarios with SOAP stacks that do not support literal encoding. Specifically, JBossWS does not support:
  • element references
  • soap arrays as bean properties


This section should not be used in conjunction with JBoss Web Services CXF Stack.