Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.xml.bind.annotation
Annotation Type XmlSchema


@Retention(value=RUNTIME)
@Target(value=PACKAGE)
public @interface XmlSchema

Maps a package name to a XML namespace.

Usage

The XmlSchema annotation can be used with the following program elements:

This is a package level annotation and follows the recommendations and restrictions contained in JSR 175, section III, "Annotations". Thus the usage is subject to the following constraints and recommendations.

Example 1: Customize name of XML namespace to which package is mapped.

    @javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlSchema (
      namespace = "http://www.example.com/MYPO1"
    )
    
    <!-- XML Schema fragment -->
    <schema
      xmlns=...
      xmlns:po=....
      targetNamespace="http://www.example.com/MYPO1"
    >
    <!-- prefixes generated by default are implementation
            depedenent -->
 

Example 2: Customize namespace prefix, namespace URI mapping

    // Package level annotation
    @javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlSchema (
      xmlns = { 
        @javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlNs(prefix = "po", 
                   namespaceURI="http://www.example.com/myPO1"),

        @javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlNs(prefix="xs",
                   namespaceURI="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema")
      )
    )
 
    <!-- XML Schema fragment -->
    <schema
        xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
        xmlns:po="http://www.example.com/PO1"
        targetNamespace="http://www.example.com/PO1">
 
 

Example 3: Customize elementFormDefault

    @javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlSchema (
      elementFormDefault=XmlNsForm.UNQUALIFIED
      ...
    )
 
    <!-- XML Schema fragment -->
    <schema
        xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
        xmlns:po="http://www.example.com/PO1"
        elementFormDefault="unqualified">
 
 

Since:
JAXB2.0

Optional Element Summary
 XmlNsForm attributeFormDefault
          Namespace qualification for attributes.
 XmlNsForm elementFormDefault
          Namespace qualification for elements.
 String location
          Indicates that this namespace (specified by namespace()) has a schema already available exeternally, available at this location.
 String namespace
          Name of the XML namespace.
 XmlNs[] xmlns
          Customize the namespace URI, prefix associations.
 

xmlns

public abstract XmlNs[] xmlns
Customize the namespace URI, prefix associations. By default, the namespace prefixes for a XML namespace are generated by a JAXB Provider in an implementation dependent way.

Default:
{}

namespace

public abstract String namespace
Name of the XML namespace.

Default:
""

elementFormDefault

public abstract XmlNsForm elementFormDefault
Namespace qualification for elements. By default, element default attribute will be absent from the XML Schema fragment.

Default:
javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlNsForm.UNSET

attributeFormDefault

public abstract XmlNsForm attributeFormDefault
Namespace qualification for attributes. By default, attributesFormDefault will be absent from the XML Schema fragment.

Default:
javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlNsForm.UNSET

location

public abstract String location
Indicates that this namespace (specified by namespace()) has a schema already available exeternally, available at this location.

This instructs the JAXB schema generators to simply refer to the pointed schema, as opposed to generating components into the schema. This schema is assumed to match what would be otherwise produced by the schema generator (same element names, same type names...)

This feature is intended to be used when a set of the Java classes is originally generated from an existing schema, hand-written to match externally defined schema, or the generated schema is modified manually.

Value could be any absolute URI, like http://example.org/some.xsd. It is also possible to specify the empty string, to indicate that the schema is externally available but the location is unspecified (and thus it's the responsibility of the reader of the generate schema to locate it.) Finally, the default value of this property "##generate" indicates that the schema generator is going to generate components for this namespace (as it did in JAXB 2.0.)

Multiple XmlSchema annotations on multiple packages are allowed to govern the same namespace(). In such case, all of them must have the same location() values.

Note to implementor

More precisely, the value must be either "", "##generate", or a valid lexical representation of xs:anyURI that begins with <scheme>:.

A schema generator is expected to generate a corresponding <xs:import namespace="..." schemaLocation="..."/> (or no schemaLocation attribute at all if the empty string is specified.) However, the schema generator is allowed to use a different value in the schemaLocation attribute (including not generating such attribute), for example so that the user can specify a local copy of the resource through the command line interface.

Since:
JAXB2.1
Default:
"##generate"

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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