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JAXB - Named Complex Type is converted to Java content interface  RSS feed

 
Rajani Gummadi
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Hi All,

I read somewhere about JAXB binding rules, which says that a Named complex type is mapped toa java content interface. I have taken the xsd from Ivan's notes as below



Here both Person and KompisRelation are complex types, but when I ran xjc against this schema I do see four java files generated

1) ObjectFactory.java 2) KompisRelation.java 3)Person.java 4) package-info.java

But none of these are actually any interfaces. Am I missing anything here ?

Also, I see this table, what is Java content interface and what is Java element interface

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Ivan Krizsan
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Hi!
I think the difference is in how the generated classes are annotated with JAXB annotations.
Try modifying the XML schema as to contain a complex type that has no corresponding global element type and generate JAXB classes.
Then examine the annotations on the different classes.
Best wishes!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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