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External Binding Customization Files

Customizations to JAXB bindings made by means of an external file containing binding declarations take the general form shown below.

<jxb:bindings schemaLocation = "xs:anyURI">
   <jxb:bindings node = "xs:string">*
      <binding declaration>

For example, the first schemaLocation/node declaration in a JAXB binding declarations file specifies the schema name and the root schema node:

<jxb:bindings schemaLocation="po.xsd" node="/xs:schema">

A subsequent schemaLocation/node declaration, say for a simpleType element named ZipCodeType in the above schema, would take the form:

<jxb:bindings node="//xs:simpleType[@name=’ZipCodeType’]">