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Earlier I asked a question -- Does Spring evolution support mixture of XML configuration (older version) and annotation based (newer).  And I think I got answer  YES from people, some even said XML config overrides annotation if there is conflict.  Now I find for some older Spring code that use "SimpleFormController" and XML config it is no longer supported after Spring 3.x.   The compilation complains about @SImpleFormController not found..   So I have to use @Controller for the class and stop having the class extends SimpleFormController.  

1.Besides changing it to @Controller, do I really need to add @RequestMapping annotation for the class ?  If the XML configuration is still supported, then why do I need to add @RequestMapping ?  That info should be captured in XML.

2. What else do I need to change in the class that extends SimpleFormController other than adding annotation @Controller ?

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