Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

Package javax.xml.bind.annotation

Defines annotations for customizing Java program elements to XML Schema mapping.

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Package javax.xml.bind.annotation Description

Defines annotations for customizing Java program elements to XML Schema mapping.

Package Specification

The following table shows the JAXB mapping annotations that can be associated with each program element.

Program Element JAXB annotation
Package
XmlAccessorOrder
XmlAccessorType
XmlSchema
XmlSchemaType
XmlSchemaTypes
XmlJavaTypeAdapter
XmlJavaTypeAdapters
Class
XmlAccessorOrder
XmlAccessorType
XmlInlineBinaryData
XmlRootElement
XmlType
XmlJavaTypeAdapter
Enum type
XmlEnum
XmlEnumValue (enum constant only)
XmlRootElement
XmlType
XmlJavaTypeAdapter
JavaBean Property/field
XmlElement
XmlElements
XmlElementRef
XmlElementRefs
XmlElementWrapper
XmlAnyElement
XmlAttribute
XmlAnyAttribute
XmlTransient
XmlValue
XmlID
XmlIDREF
XmlList
XmlMixed
XmlMimeType
XmlAttachmentRef
XmlInlineBinaryData
XmlElementDecl (only on method)
XmlJavaTypeAdapter
Parameter
XmlList
XmlAttachmentRef
XmlMimeType
XmlJavaTypeAdapter

Terminology

JavaBean property and field: For the purposes of mapping, there is no semantic difference between a field and a JavaBean property. Thus, an annotation that can be applied to a JavaBean property can always be applied to a field. Hence in the Javadoc documentation, for brevity, the term JavaBean property or property is used to mean either JavaBean property or a field. Where required, both are explicitly mentioned.

top level class: For the purpose of mapping, there is no semantic difference between a top level class and a static nested class. Thus, an annotation that can be applied to a top level class, can always be applied to a nested static class. Hence in the Javadoc documentation, for brevity, the term "top level class" or just class is used to mean either a top level class or a nested static class.

mapping annotation:A JAXB 2.0 defined program annotation based on the JSR 175 programming annotation facility.

Common Usage Constraints

The following usage constraints are defined here since they apply to more than annotation:

Notations

Namespace prefixes

The following namespace prefixes are used in the XML Schema fragments in this package.

Prefix Namespace Notes
xs http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema Namespace of XML Schema namespace
ref http://ws-i.org/profiles/basic/1.1/xsd Namespace for swaref schema component
xsi http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance XML Schema namespace for instances
Since:
JAXB 2.0
Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 7

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