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Suri Babs
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Joined: Mar 27, 2003
Posts: 50
Hi All,

Apache Axis 1.4 WSDL2Java is not generating code for maxLength

<xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
<xsd:whiteSpace value="preserve"/>
<xsd:maxLength value="10"/>

Is there any alternative on how to handle this or Is there any way to make Axis generate this code?

Help is required on this.

Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
Posts: 2198
I am not entirely sure, but I think that JAXB will not generate code that enforces maxLength either.
What you can do is:
1) Add code to enforce maxLength in the generated class.
A less good approach, if you ever re-generate the code.
2) Create a subclass of the generated class and override method(s) to enforce maxLength.
A better approach.
3) Use AOP to instrument the generated class to add enforcement of the maxLength.
Also a better approach, compared to 1.
Best wishes!
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