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Component connectivity is handled through "Wiring," which implies defining source/target information between Components. As with other SCA elements, the details of Wiring can be set declaratively. SCA Wiring does not require the source and targets to be of the same type (Java interfaces to WSDL is acceptable, for instance) as long as compatibility concerns such as remoteability, callback support, Fault, and Exception handling are addressed. Example 3(a) is a simple wiring example.

<composite xmlns=""
    <service name="CalculatorService">
        < interface="calculator.CalculatorService"/>
    <component name="CalculatorServiceComponent">
      < class="calculator.CalculatorServiceImpl"/>
      <reference name="addService">AddServiceComponent</reference>
    <component name="AddServiceComponent">
        < class="calculator.AddServiceImpl"/>

Example 2: Reference declaration.

<reference name="stockQuoteService"

    <reference name="HelloWorldService"> 
      < interface="helloworld.HelloWorldService"
<interface.wsdl xmlns:wsdli="" interface="http://helloworld#wsdl.interface(HelloWorld)" 
      wsdli:wsdlLocation="http://helloworld wsdl/helloworld.wsdl" />
      < endpoint=
"http://helloworld#wsdl.endpoint(HelloWorldService/HelloWorldSoapPort)" location="wsdl/helloworld.wsdl" />

Example 3: (a) Explicit wiring in a reference; (b) reference bound to a web service.

To simplify development, SCA supports "Autowiring." As long as References are unambiguous, the container should be capable of wiring components at runtime.

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