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J2EE™ Web Services by Richard Monson-Haefel

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Chapter 24. JAX-RPC Mapping Files

JAX-RPC mapping files help a JAX-RPC compiler understand the relationships between WSDL documents and the Java interfaces that represent Web service endpoints. In many cases the mapping between WSDL and Java is pretty straightforward, but certain aspects of that mapping may require clarification, and that is the job of the JAX-RPC mapping file. A mapping file is required whenever you use JAX-RPC for either a J2EE endpoint (JSE or EJB endpoint) or a J2EE Web service client. There is a one-to-one relationship between WSDL documents and JAX-RPC mapping files. For every WSDL document, there must be exactly one JAX-RPC mapping file.

There is no standard file name for the JAX-RPC mapping file; you can choose any name ...

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