[javaee-spec users] [jsr366-experts] Re: Java EE 7 Application Client and JCA

From: Linda DeMichiel <>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2015 12:12:25 -0700

Hi Kevin,

Figure EE.10-1 is indeed inconsistent with the XSD. I will correct
it in the MR draft. The figure should have "connection-factory"
instead of "connector-resource". Figure EE.10-1 should also have an
entry for "administered-object" in order to be consistent with the XSD
(which I will also correct).

Figure EE.8-3 has the same connector-resource inconsistency and
will also be fixed.

With regard to requirements, the Java EE spec chapter 6 (specifically
Table EE.6-1) states that support for Connector 1.7 is not required
for App Client containers, although the Connector spec itself
describes semantics for when this is supported. In view of that,
I think it is reasonable that connection-factory be an element of
the XSD.

I believe the G.2 reference was specific to security contracts.

Hope that helps clarify. And thanks for pointing out the bugs.



On 5/6/15 1:13 PM, Kevin Sutter wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm finding some discrepancies between the specs and the XSDs for the
> application client, and I'm wondering what the real expectations were...
> For example, in Figure EE 10-1, there is a reference to a
> "connector-resource" element. There is also a note that says to "see
> the schema for details". But, the application-client_7.xsd contains no
> such connector_resource element.
> In a similar vein, the application-client_7.xsd contains definitions for
> the "connection-factory" and "administered-object" elements, but these
> are not defined in Figure EE 10-1.
> So, then I pursued the JCA 1.7 spec to find out if there was any more
> detail, and that seems to have conflicting information as well. Section
> 6.10.1 seems to imply support for the Application Client. But, there
> was an update in G.2 that states, "Section 16.2: Removed application
> client container requirements for supporting connector contracts" But,
> maybe that was just for the security contracts?
> Both "connection-factory" and "administered-object" elements are
> referenced in the JCA 1.7 manual, but only as part of the “Common Java
> EE 7 XML Schema definitions”. They don't explicitly indicate whether
> this support is expected on the application client.
> Any insights?
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Kevin Sutter
> STSM, Java EE and Java Persistence API (JPA) architect
> mail:, Kevin Sutter/Rochester/IBM
> phone: tl-553-3620 (office), 507-253-3620 (office)