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From Simone Tripodi <>
Subject Re: [digester] Annotations handled multiple times
Date Tue, 28 May 2013 14:10:13 GMT
Hi Lars,

please apologize for the late reply - could you please submit a
testcase that proves the bug and fill an issue on JIRA?

Many thanks in advance, all the best!

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 6:13 PM, Lars Francke <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using the Digester Annotations and everything works pretty well
> (looking forward to 3.3 for DIGESTER-174).
> We have a model where we share a "contact" class and have that
> annotated with an @ObjectCreate.List because it can live under
> multiple different elements and a tree-like structure where the top
> level element contains other elements that in turn have "contacts".
> Here's a simplified version of the schema:
> A(/a) has B(/a/b)
> A(/a) has C(/a/c)
> B has D(/a/b/d + /a/c/d)
> C has D(/a/b/d + /a/c/d)
> The problem now is that the AnnotationHandler processes the D element
> multiple times because it's being reached through multiple branches of
> the "tree", thus creating multiple instances of the ObjectCreateRule
> which are all fired and obviously screw up the stack.
> To me this seems like a bug and the AnnotationHandlers should check if
> they have already visited an element. I'm happy to file a JIRA but I
> wasn't sure if this might not be intended behavior for some reason I
> don't understand yet. Also: I might be completely wrong in my
> diagnosis of this problem.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Lars
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