Re: Summary: Representation<T> and Entity<T>

From: Dhanji R. Prasanna <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:53:47 +1000

Great summary! Helps me too. We should have a digest like this every week or
something =).
I'll bet that'd be useful for people watching this thread only occasionally.

On 4/11/07, Marc Hadley <> wrote:
> On Apr 10, 2007, at 2:41 PM, Ryan Heaton wrote:
> - Regardless of whether Entity<T> is retained or not we need a
> general purpose mechanism to access request information - said
> another way we shouldn't have to define a separate annotation for
> each piece of metadata.

Just want to clarify that by "we shouldn't have to..." you mean the
*end-user* shouldnt have to.

The discussion is around whether jsr311 can offer both granular metadata
injection points (fine grained @[MetadataItem] on method params--which may
do some parsing/type coercion) as well as a more raw glob of request
metadata: HttpRequestContext or (the less-http-gnostic) EntityMetadata.