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From "Christos Fragoulides (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CXF-3797) WADL Generator improvements
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 13:17:10 GMT
WADL Generator improvements

                 Key: CXF-3797
             Project: CXF
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: JAX-RS
            Reporter: Christos Fragoulides
             Fix For: 2.5

Given a relatively complex WADL file (such as the one provided by Rackspace Cloud Servers
API), JAX-RS WADL2Java Generator has many difficulties generating the proper Java classes.

To name a few:
- Generated method parameter names may be invalid. For example a header parameter named 'X-Auth-Token'
will not have the dashes removed before being converted to a Java method parameter. This results
in invalid generated source.
- @Produces annotation is not applied to methods, when the corresponding <response>
element contains more that one representation elements.
- Resolved XML-schemata(from the <grammars> section of the WADL) may contain included
- The status attribute of the <response> element may contain a list of status codes.
The generator is expecting none or a single entry. Also the generator looks only for HTTP
status 200, while there are more valid codes, like 203.
- The generated class names may collide with names of JAXB generated classes. For example
a resource named 'Limits' may need to import a JAXB generated class also named 'Limits' this
will trigger compilation errors.

We were trying to use the generator in order to create and use CXF Client Proxies for the
RESTful web service mentioned above. This was necessary for us since we need to use the API
for managing Radiojar, the main project we are currently working on.

I ended up checking out the source for JAX-RS Frontend and trying to fix the bugs in SourceGenerator.
Finally I managed to address the problems, so I will attach a patch to this issue, along with
the WADL file and the imported XSDs.

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