[Jersey] [Jersey 2.x] [MOXy] Problems with JSON_INCLUDE_ROOT

From: Norbert Kiesel <>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 23:36:38 +0000


given e.g. a simple address POJO, I want to get the following replies when asking for the whole address or just an element of it:

GET /address/1 => { "id" : 1, "name": "John Doe" }
GET /address/1/name => { "name": "John Doe" }

Setting JSON_INCLUDE_ROOT to true results in

GET /address/1 => {"address" : { "id" : 1, "name": "John Doe" }}
GET /address/1/name => { "name": "John Doe" }

Setting JSON_INCLUDE_ROOT to false results in

GET /address/1 => { "id" : 1, "name": "John Doe" }
GET /address/1/name => { "value": "John Doe" }

I tried to use a different config based on the Java type but could not make it work.


Norbert Kiesel
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