Re: Consume/Produce and Input/Output

From: Paul Sandoz <Paul.Sandoz_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 15:55:41 +0200

Paul Sandoz wrote:
>> Note that put() method doesn't need to be annotated itself because its
>> name
>> and the presence of @Input ensure it is correctly detected.
> What happens if the put (or delete/post/head) method does not consume
> any input or produce any output?

I went back and looked at your example and answered my question:

     public class ClientResource extends AccountResource {


         public void delete() {

so i assume you are relying on a method naming convention (as you do in

I am in general agreement with Dhanji on this.

IMHO it is important to have a clear declarative mechanism, that is not
prone to mis-interpretation or error, to identify Java methods that
process HTTP requests. This is what annotations are good at :-) an
annotation (like HttpMethod, or whatever you want to call it) provides
such a clear declarative mechanism.


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    Paul Sandoz