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Hi Is anyone can clearly answer what is 'binding' and what is 'mapping' here. in Richard Monson-Haefel 's book no any touch about JAXB, instead of mapping xml schma to Java, it seems a same topic with the JAXB in Java web Service Tutoral and the testing objectives. marshal/unmarshal concepts seems very important, but no any metioned in Richard' book. Thnaks. Ely :roll:
Ely, In this context, I think of "binding" as the "runtime execution" of "mapping". The runtime process by which the provider populates data from xml -> java and other way around. example: Which attribute in xml has to be mapped to which property in java is specified by mapping. How it is performed at runtime (by using pre-compiled mapping classes or reflection) is performed by binding. Any thoughts guys? Dushy