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  1. Spring Web Services
  2. SWS-308

WebServiceTemplate skips handling fault in response with checkConnectionForFault="false" when HTTP status code is not 200 or 500


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.5 RC1
    • Fix Version/s: 1.5 RC2
    • Component/s: Core
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      When checkConnectionForFault is set to "false" as stated in documentation we should rely on the message only for determining if a response envelope is a Fault.
      This actually works only if HTTP response code is 500 or 200, but as for a service I call the server send an HTTP 400 response code with a response containing a Fault (it's clearly not a WS-I Basic Profile compliant web service) the handleError is called instead of handleFault and I get a WebServiceTransportException instead of the Fault related exception.
      This breaks WS-I Basic Profile conformance of Spring Web Services as it states:
      "... the Profile requires that they examine the envelope. A Fault is an envelope that has a single child element of the soap:Body element, that element being a soap:Fault element.

      R1107 A RECEIVER MUST interpret a SOAP message as a Fault when the soap:Body of the message has a single soap:Fault child."


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                arjen.poutsma Arjen Poutsma
                montebove Luciano Montebove
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