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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: Problem with WADL generation and returning a List of objects
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:55:02 GMT

This definitely sounds like a bug.   Can you log an issue (and maybe attach a 


On Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:42:42 PM Timothy Paul Hanna wrote:
> I have a service that returns a list of objects using application/xml.  The
> WADL doesn't display these object in the grammar nor connects them to the
> operations response.
> While debugging in CXF it seems the problem is in
> ResourceUtils.getAllRequestResponseTypes The problem is the this method
> doesn't include the parameterized objects in Lists on return methods.  For
> example if I have the service below
> public List<SomeObject> getSomeObjects()
> SomeObject will not be included as a JAXB object even if I have
> @XMLRootElement declared.  It will be included if I have any of the other
> services
> public void storSomeObjects(List<SomeObject>)
> public SomeObject getSomeObject(Long id)
> If I have either of the two above methods in my service, then SomeObject
> will be picked up as a JAXB object and then my WADL will display my
> "getSomeObjects"definition correctly.
> This doesn't seem to be consistent. What was the intent of not handling
> Lists as a return type?
> Tim
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