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Design Specification: MOXy Extensions: Additional MOXy external metadata and annotation support required

ER 317962

Document History

Date Author Version Description & Notes
2010/06/25 David McCann Initial Contribution. The work outlined in this design document is a continuation of the work done for ER 293925

Project overview


  • Provide MOXy annotation support equivalent to our XML metadata support.
  • Provide additional MOXy annotation support that will allow similar configuration abilities as with deployment XML.


  • List any relevant concepts here.


The following sections will expand the goals of this project into more concrete requirements.

Design Constraints

EclipseLink MOXy Annotations

We require the same level of support through annotations as we have via EclipseLink XML metadata

EclipseLink JPA Annotations

The annotations should have the same feel as the equivalent annotations for EclipseLink JPA whenever possible.

High Level Design

EclipseLink MOXy extension support

This support will be added as outlined in the following phases:

Design / Functionality


The basic testing strategy will be to have a test suite for each annotation (JAXB) and mapping (MOXy). Each suite will, at a minimum, test schema generation, unmarshal and marshal operations.



Config files


Open Issues

This section lists the open issues that are still pending that must be decided prior to fully implementing this project's requirements.

Issue # Owner Description / Notes


This section lists decisions made. These are intended to document the resolution of open issues or constraints added to the project that are important.

Issue # Description / Notes Decision

Future Considerations

During the research for this project the following items were identified as out of scope but are captured here as potential future enhancements. If agreed upon during the review process these should be logged in the bug system.