I just blogged about this
http://radio.weblogs.com/0112098/2006/04/03.html#a557

but I thought I'd mention it here...
http://docs.codehaus.org/display/XB/Annotation+based+Dependency+Injection

EJB 3 pretty much mandates a similar model; so I'm sure the XBean/OpenEJB folks will be implementing this anyway. I'm also interested in seeing how JAXB 2 could be used as a possible bi-directional XML marshalling layer for this DI model.

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James
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