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From Andreas Beeker <kiwiwi...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Functionality injection technique for XWPF
Date Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:41:34 GMT
> 3. Use XmlBeans to "Weave-in" some additional interfaces into the CT_...
> classes to handle this
Most of the time, I thought about this, I didn't want constant changes in the schema jar.
But now we have a common type loader, and we could put a bit extra magic in:

Not sure if this works, but the POIXMLTypeLoader provides the classloader to the xmlbeans
schema type loader. We could extend the xmlbeans implementation classes and inherit
from a common interface. If the classloader determines there's a custom implementation
class, e.g. by some package/classname convention, it could instantiate this instead of
the original class. The problem is, the original class has to be instantiated too, so I don't
know how that recursion would be handled sanely yet without checking the caller stack ...

If you think about how it would be done with Jaxb ... you probably would add the interfaces
to the generation config and create a new schema jar. I think this should be not too
difficult with xmlbeans too ... (and we had already a discussion about that ... but I can't
find it :( )...
So if you don't mind having more often updated schema jars, I would prefer this way.

Andi

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