I've been trying to consume a web service, following the documentation section 17.5.2 Accessing Web Services. Soap message sending to the web service contains "xsi:type" attribute which the server does not like. Am I able to disable this "xsi:type" so that it does not get sent? AXIS has a property (SEND_TYPE_ATTR) in class org.apache.axis.client.Call which indicates whether "xsi:type" is to be sent or not. Is there an equivalent in Spring?