[Mono-devel-list] Re: FW: Soap Serialization interop

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 09:55:58 EDT 2005


We fix things in the interop/serialization area as needed and possible
when enough information is given to us...

Can you send the exceptions or more info, on what is different on
collections serialization. It would be very nice if you could fill a
bug case at http://bugzilla.ximian.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mono%3A+Class%20Libraries
with all the details you can gather and a testcase if possible.


On 6/21/05, Robert Jordan <robertj at gmx.net> wrote:
> Roei Erez wrote:
> > I have an issue using mono soap serialization, and I want to know if it is a
> > bug.
> > The serialization and deserialization of the 'System.Collections' classes
> > works ok with mono, but is not compatible
> > with .NET, means that .NET uses other fields for serialization of these
> > objects, and therefore can not deserialize objects
> > that were serialized by mono.
> > Is this a bug or there was no intention of making it compatible from the
> > first place?
> The SOAP serialization, like the binary serialization, reflects
> on then private members of a class. Those members differ between Mono
> and MSFT .NET because they are highly implementation specific (i.e.
> they might just differ because the Mono team uses another algorithm
> etc.). Only some basic types share the same member names, and, very
> important: the same meaning.
> These differences/incompatibilities even exist between MSFT's .NET
> versions.
> SOAP + binary serialization is only intended for short-living
> objects, like in remoting contexts. Everything else (persisting
> to disk/database etc.) should only be done with your own lovely
> designed objects using custom serialization. Those objects
> already interop between MSFT & Mono, so I don't think the Mono
> team will ever start to fix this problem.
> Rob
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