the @WebMethod(exclude=true) should be honored the same way by both native and cxf stack, as that's part of JAXWS spec. Can you share some code so that we can reproduce your situation?
Sorry Alessio, I forgot to follow-up. The problem was that we had the exclude annotation on the interface rather than on the implementation. We have moved it there and it works.
ok, good. Thanks for the follow-up :-)