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From Tom Jordahl <>
Subject RE: cvs commit: xml-axis/java/src/org/apache/axis/wsdl/toJava Jav
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2003 15:22:18 GMT

Nice job Eric.

Tom Jordahl

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Subject: cvs commit: xml-axis/java/src/org/apache/axis/wsdl/toJava

ericf       2003/07/30 23:25:18

  Modified:    java/src/org/apache/axis/description
  fix for 21981 -- lack of support in WSDL2Java for complex types that
  are derived by restriction.
  TypeDesc has a new constructor which takes an additional parameter,
  a boolean, indicating whether the TypeDesc is permitted to look at
  the superclass(es) of the type it describes when locating metadata
  about that type's fields.  The default preserves the existing
  behavior -- superclasses are searched.  The existing constructor
  is now implemented in terms of the new constructor.
  SchemaUtils has a new method for locating the base type for a
  complex type derived by restriction.  This is substantially similar
  to the existing strategy for finding the base type for derivation
  by extension.  Methods in that class that locate elements and
  attributes in complex content models now look into restriction
  nodes for content particles, just as they already did for extension
  JavaTypeWriter looks for a supertype from which the current type
  is derived-by-restriction when creating JavaBeanWriter/JavaBeanHelperWriter
  instances iff that type wasn't derived-by-extension.  If both
  searches fail, the type has no parent and the extendsType value
  remains null.
  JavaBeanWriter's constructor checks to see if the complex type it's
  writing is derived by restriction.  If it is, and the extendsType
  value is defined (i.e. there is a superclass for the type being
  generated), most generation hooks are disabled -- mutators/accessors;
  fields; hashcode; equals.  Since a type derivated-by-extension is,
  by definition, a subset of the base class, it follows that the base
  class (or its superclass(es)) already defines all of the members
  and variables needed for the subset.  So, the derived type gets
  all of those members/methods for "free" through inheritance and
  they do not need to be generated again.  The result is a class
  which extends another class (the class it restricts), defines
  no member variables, no accessor/mutator methods, and no new
  behavior for equals/hashCode.  It does, however, define
  its own TypeDesc to capture the restricted value space of
  the derived type's content model.
  JavaBeanHelperWriter performs the same check to see if it's a
  writing a complex type derived by restriction.  If it is, it uses
  the new constructor for TypeDesc to *disable* searches of the class
  hierarchy for additional binding metadata.  Since types derived by
  restriction are required to re-specify their complete content model,
  including fields that are being retained from the base type, all
  of the necessary metadata for the derived type is present in that
  type's own TypeDesc.  Further, it would be an error to allow searches
  for additional metadata in the inheritance hierarchy, as any particle
  which isn't explicitly re-defined in the derived type is not allowed
  in its content model (this is what restriction means, in part).
  In sum, this strategy ensures that the TypeDesc defines all of the
  metadata needed to bind the derived type *and no more than that*.
  TODO: attributes in a restricted content model can be "prohibited."
  This change set does nothing to address those.

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