I am trying to generate a JAX-RS webservice which takes an Interface as an Input and renders an Interface as an output.These interfaces are handled with the @XmlJavaTypeAdapter annotation
I used CXF version 2.6.1 to generate my service. When I deployed my service to Tomcat6. I was able to access the service. I used SOAPUI/browser to get my application/xml response. I was successful with it.
But when I requested the browser the application/json response (using the _type=json) , it gave me an Illegal Annotation exception. The detailed exception was - JAXB cannot handle interfaces.
I switched the CXF jar version to 2.6.0 , rebuilt the war, redeployed the application. I was able to render the XML as well as the JSON content.
I will provide the two separate WAR files and also the code behind it.
The only difference would be the CXF version property in the POM file.
Can someone please help with this ?