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From "KARR, DAVID" <>
Subject RE: Debugging json WebClient unmarshal in older CXF (2.3.2) release
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:04:53 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 2:44 PM
> To:
> Subject: Debugging json WebClient unmarshal in older CXF (2.3.2) release
> I'm trying to put together a component that makes a WebClient request to a
> JAX-RS (Jersey) REST service and unmarshals json into a Java object.
> Unfortunately, I'm using CXF 2.3.2, and I can't really upgrade at this point.

Just so it's clear, I'm going to need to be able to manually configure the WebClient.  I won't
be able to use a Spring context for htis.

> I was given the URL to send for the service, and I can see what JSON it's
> returning.  From that, I tried to construct a POJO with Xml annotations, and
> then I constructed the WebClient call to get the response and unmarshal into
> the POJO.  I first did a query returning String, so I could verify I get the
> JSON at least.  That part works fine.
> The query that specifies the POJO type is failing, however.
> When I defined the POJO, I only defined one property that I know is coming in
> the JSON.  I just wanted to verify the single property gets set before I
> defined more properties that I need to get.  I assume other properties
> present in the JSON will be ignored.
> The response I get looks something like this:
> {"copyright":"<copyright
> stuff>","termsurl":"http://...","logourl":"http://...","status":200,"resp_cod
> e":0,"results":[{"id":"M100"},{"id":"M101"}]}
> My POJO looks like this:
> @XmlType(name = "queryResponse")
> @XmlRootElement(name = "queryResponse")
> public class QueryResponse {
>     private String  copyright;
>     @XmlElement
>     public String getCopyright() { return this.copyright; }
>     public void setCopyright(String copyright) { this.copyright = copyright;
> }
> }
> When I try to run the query, I get the following:
> UnmarshalException: unexpected element (uri:"", local:"copyright"). Expected
> elements are <{}queryResponse>]
> Is the problem that I don't have a top-level element in the json called
> "queryResponse"?  If so, I can't change the service that's returning this
> data.
> In my pom, I'm specifying "cxf-rt-core", "cxf-rt-frontend-jaxrs", "cxf-rt-
> databinding-jaxb", "cxf-rt-bindings-http", and "cxf-rt-transports-http".

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