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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: nillable? required?
Date Wed, 22 Jun 2011 03:21:03 GMT
On Monday, June 20, 2011 9:17:38 PM Anthony Webster wrote:
> Hi,
> Here's a quick (hopefully) question. Is it possible to ensure that function
> parameters are always non-null? It would be cool if I didn't have to perform
> a whole bunch of checks on the server-side and just assume that incoming
> requests don't contain null arguments (at least in cases where null values
> make no sense - addContact(null) or whatever). I assumed that putting an
> @XmlElement(required = true, nillable = false) on my business objects would
> do the trick but I can still pass null arguments using my CXF test rig and
> they go straight through to the server-side method implementation.
> Maybe I'm missing the point somewhere...
> Any ideas?

JAXB, by default, doesn't do any schema validation.   The 
nillable=false/required=true stuff really just affects the schema that is 
generated.   If you want to enforce that stuff, you would need to turn on the 
schema validation.

Daniel Kulp
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