I am using @HandlerChain(file="HandlerConfig.xml") annotation to configure a SOAPMessageHandler in my Impl file. This annotation contains a deprecated "name" attribute. When I am not specifying "name" attribute in the annotation, JWSC task is throwing "Null Pointer Exception" while creating the war of the service. This is probably because the HandlerConfig.xml contains handler-chain-name element and the annotation doesn't contain "name" attribute. When I am specifying name attribute in the annotation everything is fine. Please help me in resolving the problem without "name" attribute.