[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Re: Why is Reader/WriterInterceptor generic?

From: Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:16:51 -0500

On Feb 2, 2012, at 12:56 PM, Marek Potociar wrote:

>>>>>> On 2/1/12 12:17 PM, Marek Potociar wrote:
>>>>>>> I would prefer to make it not generic. (Alas we can't do the same for MBR/MBW...)
>>>>>> well, it makes sense on MBR/MBW cuz the generic type could be used to break ties when matching.
>> There definitely has to be a step there that for ensure for example that if both MyMessageBodyReader<A> and
>> MyMessageBodyReader<B> are selected where B extends A then it's MyMessageBodyReader<B> that gets selected
> Don't tell me it is there - send me a pointer to the spec text. :)
> FWIW, my understanding is that the precedence of entity providers is *CURRENTLY* based only on 2 aspects:
> - custom providers (i.e. the ones returned by Application.getClasses/Singletons) take precedence over the default ones
> - compatibility of entity media type with the media type(s) declared in @Produces/_at_Consumes on the provider
> Once the providers are ordered based on the above, first provider that returns true from isReadable/isWritable is selected.

 According to the spec: MBRs are sorted on media type (Section 4.2.1) and MBWs are sorted on media type _and_ generic type (Section 4.2.2). Note sure why the lack of symmetry here

-- Santiago