[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Re: RESTEasy StringConverter

From: Marek Potociar <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 18:57:09 +0200

On Jul 2, 2012, at 5:49 PM, Bill Burke wrote:

> Sorry, catching up after a mini-vacation with family.

No problem. Hope you had fun.

> We have a toString(...) for client side. Use both in our low-level, jax-rs-2.0-like client API and also within our proxy framework. Would still be useful for JAX-RS 2.0 when passing objects to WebTarget.pathParam and Webtarget.queryParam as well as when creating forms.

Ah, seems so obvious now :) Thanks!


> On 6/29/12 7:18 PM, Marek Potociar wrote:
>> Hi Bill,
>> I am looking into resolving issue #61 (
>> ) and while the purpose
>> behind StringConverter.fromString(...) method is clear to me (we have a
>> very similar concept in Jersey too), I'm not clear about the purpose of
>> the StringConterter.toString(...) method. Is it really used? What do you
>> use it for?
>> Right now it seems to me that the fromString part should cover the use
>> cases alone. Or am I missing something?
>> Thanks,
>> Marek
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