javax.ws.rs
Annotation Type PathParam


@Target(value={PARAMETER,METHOD,FIELD})
@Retention(value=RUNTIME)
public @interface PathParam

Binds the value of a URI template parameter or a path segment containing the template parameter to a resource method parameter, resource class field, or resource class bean property. The value is URL decoded unless this is disabled using the Encoded annotation. A default value can be specified using the DefaultValue annotation. The type of the annotated parameter, field or property must either:

The injected value corresponds to the latest use (in terms of scope) of the path parameter. E.g. if a class and a sub-resource method are both annotated with a Path containing the same URI template parameter, use of PathParam on a subresource method parameter will bind the value matching URI template parameter in the method's Path annotation.

Because injection occurs at object creation time, use of this annotation on resource class fields and bean properties is only supported for the default per-request resource class lifecycle. Resource classes using other lifecycles should only use this annotation on resource method parameters.

See Also:
Encoded, DefaultValue, PathSegment, UriInfo

Required Element Summary
 java.lang.String value
          Defines the name of the URI template parameter whose value will be used to initialize the value of the annotated method parameter, class field or property.
 

Element Detail

value

public abstract java.lang.String value
Defines the name of the URI template parameter whose value will be used to initialize the value of the annotated method parameter, class field or property. See Path.value() for a description of the syntax of template parameters.

E.g. a class annotated with: @Path("widgets/{id}") can have methods annotated whose arguments are annotated with @PathParam("id").