JAXB API Source Code

Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) is a Java API that allows Java developers to map Java classes to XML representations.

jaxb-api-2.3.1.jar is the JAR file for the JAXB API 2.3 specification. You can download and use it directly without any building process as shown in the last tutorial.

If you want to rebuild the JAR file, you can download the source code at JAXB API Maven Website.

You can also browse the source code below:

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package javax.xml.bind.annotation;

import javax.xml.bind.JAXBContext;
import java.lang.annotation.ElementType;
import java.lang.annotation.Retention;
import static java.lang.annotation.RetentionPolicy.RUNTIME;
import java.lang.annotation.Target;

 * Instructs JAXB to also bind other classes when binding this class.
 * <p>
 * Java makes it impractical/impossible to list all sub-classes of
 * a given class. This often gets in a way of JAXB users, as it JAXB
 * cannot automatically list up the classes that need to be known
 * to {@link JAXBContext}.
 * <p>
 * For example, with the following class definitions:
 * <pre>
 * class Animal {}
 * class Dog extends Animal {}
 * class Cat extends Animal {}
 * </pre>
 * <p>
 * The user would be required to create {@link JAXBContext} as
 * {@code JAXBContext.newInstance(Dog.class,Cat.class)}
 * ({@code Animal} will be automatically picked up since {@code Dog}
 * and {@code Cat} refers to it.)
 * <p>
 * {@link XmlSeeAlso} annotation would allow you to write:
 * <pre>
 * &#64;XmlSeeAlso({Dog.class,Cat.class})
 * class Animal {}
 * class Dog extends Animal {}
 * class Cat extends Animal {}
 * </pre>
 * <p>
 * This would allow you to do {@code JAXBContext.newInstance(Animal.class)}.
 * By the help of this annotation, JAXB implementations will be able to
 * correctly bind {@code Dog} and {@code Cat}.
 * @author Kohsuke Kawaguchi
 * @since 1.6, JAXB 2.1
public @interface XmlSeeAlso {
    Class[] value();



Or download all of them as a single archive file:

File name: jaxb-api-2.3.1-sources.jar
File size: 271123 bytes
Release date: 2018-10-10


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