Re: JSR311: Issue 18: XML Descriptor

From: Stefan Tilkov <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 09:36:06 +0200

On Jul 1, 2008, at 8:56 AM, Paul Sandoz wrote:

> On Jun 30, 2008, at 10:59 AM, Stefan Tilkov wrote:
>> I would love to be able to specify the mapping from resources/verbs/
>> content types to classes/methods in a central location, as opposed
>> to spreading that knowledge all over the place. This excludes the
>> mapping of specific message or header parts to parameters, so I
>> would not suggest doing a complete XML alternative.
> Is this because you want to have a global view of the application?
> If so tooling can provide such a view e.g. see NetBeans 6.1, or WADL
> generation.

True, but I'm not really convinced relying on tools is a good answer.
Besides, I'm not only interested in viewing, but also in being able to
change the mapping centrally.

Stefan Tilkov,