Annotation Type XmlID

public @interface XmlID

Maps a JavaBean property to XML ID.

To preserve referential integrity of an object graph across XML serialization followed by a XML deserialization, requires an object reference to be marshalled by reference or containment appropriately. Annotations @XmlID and @XmlIDREF together allow a customized mapping of a JavaBean property's type by containment or reference.


The @XmlID annotation can be used with the following program elements:

See "Package Specification" in javax.xml.bind.package javadoc for additional common information.

The usage is subject to the following constraints:

Example: Map a JavaBean property's type to xs:ID

    // Example: code fragment
    public class Customer {
        public String getCustomerID();
        public void setCustomerID(String id);
        .... other properties not shown 

    <!-- Example: XML Schema fragment -->
    <xs:complexType name="Customer">
        <xs:attribute name="customerID" type="xs:ID"/>

Sekhar Vajjhala, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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