[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Inheritance of Application name-bindings

From: Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:51:22 -0400

On Sep 19, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Sergey Beryozkin wrote:

> On 19/09/12 14:21, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen wrote:
>> Hi Sergey,
>> On Sep 18, 2012, at 4:38 PM, Sergey Beryozkin wrote:
>>> Application name-bindings do apply to providers this Application provides (filters, interceptors).
>>> What is the rule when some of the providers have their own name-bindings ? Do they end up with their own name-bindings + those belonging to Application ?
>> Not sure I understand the use case you have in mind. Could you elaborate or show an example?
> Well, I'm not exactly proposing anything yet, first of all I'd like to understand the default rules.
> Do provider-specific name-bindings are ignored or preferred when Application class which enables these providers has its own name bindings ?

 I just don't understand the use case in which a name binding will be "ignored or preferred" as you say. Annotating an Application subclass with @Foo, defined using @NameBinding, is equivalent to annotating every resource class in your application with @Foo (i.e., it's just a shorthand). So in principle it shouldn't introduce any unclear scenario that we didn't consider before.

 Name binding is "additive". So in that sense, they are neither preferred nor ignored.

-- Santiago