org.simpleframework.xml
Annotation Type Root


@Retention(value=RUNTIME)
public @interface Root

This Root annotation is used to annotate classes that need to be serialized. Also, elements within an element list, as represented by the ElementList annotation need this annotation so that the element names can be determined. All other field or method names can be determined using the annotation and so the Root annotation is not needed for such objects.

Author:
Niall Gallagher

Optional Element Summary
 String name
          This represents the name of the XML element.
 boolean strict
          This is used to determine whether the object represented should be parsed in a strict manner.
 

name

public abstract String name
This represents the name of the XML element. This is optional an is used when the name of the class is not suitable as an element name. If this is not specified then the name of the XML element will be the name of the class. If specified the class will be serialized and deserialized with the given name.

Returns:
the name of the XML element this represents
Default:
""

strict

public abstract boolean strict
This is used to determine whether the object represented should be parsed in a strict manner. Strict parsing requires that each element and attribute in the XML document match a field in the class schema. If an element or attribute does not match a field then the parsing fails with an exception. Setting strict parsing to false allows details within the source XML document to be skipped during deserialization.

Returns:
true if strict parsing is enabled, false otherwise
Default:
true