The idea is to provide a really simple & lightweight SOAP stack which can be extended & connected to any transport and binding technology.
With ActiveMQ we've got most common transports covered (TCP, SSL, UDP, multicast, JGroups, JRMS, JXTA, NIO, AIO, Discovery (Zeroconf/ ActiveCluster), reliable transports etc).
Future protocols could be SOAP-over-TCP, SOAP-over-Jabber, FTP / SMTP / file polling etc.
However we should support any kind of transport using any kind of library - since mostly all a transport does is expose a 'packet' which is just a blob of bytes, a String or a stream.
If we then pass data from the transports into a pluggable connector layer which could consist of either
Then we can make a highly scalable & performing SOAP stack using any marshalling code required - without having to pay the DOM price.
There are various possible ultimate endpoints, from Axis stuff to POJOs to JWS and the like - these should all drop into one of the marshalling technologies - use the most efficient one for the endpoint technology you wish.