If the choice is your end, I'd go with JSON.

I'd also use the YAJL Port from Scott Klement for building and parsing the
JSON.

The web service "programs" can be simple RPG programs running behind the
IBM Apache web server.

Brad
www.bvstools.com

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 3:51 PM, Arco Simonse <arco400@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Brad,

Choice for XML or JSON is not yet determined and both options are open for
the project.
I'm looking for guides how to create such a response.

Regards,
-Arco

2017-01-26 21:49 GMT+01:00 Bradley Stone <bvstone@xxxxxxxxx>:

Are you going to be using XML or JSON? Both have ways to send binary
data.

With either , I've seen most shops will convert the binary data to Base64
and include that in a JSON/XML object.

Brad
www.bvstools.com

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:32 PM, Arco Simonse <arco400@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Hi list,

We are exploring the possibilities for serving a SOAP or REST
webservice
server on our i. (we are at 7.3 TR1)
Nadir Amra wrote a bundle of nice articles on that starting at
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ibmi/library/i-
rest-web-services-server1.
Very helpful!

What we can't figure out is how we could return a pdf or other binary
document within the response to the consumer.
Can anyone point me to articles or documentation on this subject?

Many thanks,
-Arco
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