Sep 4th, 2009, 11:02 AM
REST + XStream Annotations
I've built an application with ROO and have made use of ContentNegotiatingViewResolver and RESTFul URLs. I've picked XStream to serialize my domain objects to XML. I'd like to use XStream annotations to override the default names of properties in my domain objects, and I'd like to exclude the version and id fields from the XML; but because these are wrapped up in the aspects I can't add annotations. What would be the best approach here do you think?
As a side-note; Spring 3.0.0.M3 (seems to have been addresses in trunk) doesn't support XStream's autoDetectAnnotation property so I've used a Customer Marshaller/Unmarshaller implementation and 'decorated' the Spring implmentation so that I can set this property.
One more side-note: I have used a custom mime-type for my xml, because of problems with content-negotiation with Safarai and also IE. See http://jira.springframework.org/browse/SPR-5706
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