The Spring Framework - Reference Documentation


Rod Johnson, Juergen Hoeller, Alef Arendsen, Colin Sampaleanu, Rob Harrop, Thomas Risberg, Darren Davison, Dmitriy Kopylenko, Mark Pollack, Thierry Templier, Erwin Vervaet, Portia Tung, Ben Hale, Adrian Colyer, John Lewis, Costin Leau, Rick Evans


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Overview
1.2. Usage scenarios
2. What's new in Spring 2.0?
2.1. Introduction
2.2. The Inversion of Control (IoC) container
2.2.1. Easier XML configuration
2.2.2. New bean scopes
2.2.3. Extensible XML authoring
2.3. Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
2.3.1. Easier AOP XML configuration
2.3.2. Support for @AspectJ aspects
2.4. The Middle Tier
2.4.1. Easier configuration of declarative transactions in XML
2.4.2. JPA
2.4.3. Asynchronous JMS
2.4.4. JDBC
2.5. The Web Tier
2.5.1. A form tag library for Spring MVC
2.5.2. Sensible defaulting in Spring MVC
2.5.3. Portlet framework
2.6. Everything else
2.6.1. Dynamic language support
2.6.2. JMX
2.6.3. Task scheduling
2.6.4. Java 5 (Tiger) support
2.7. Migrating to Spring 2.0
2.7.1. Changes Jar packaging XML configuration Deprecated classes and methods Apache OJB iBatis UrlFilenameViewController
2.8. Updated sample applications
2.9. Improved documentation
I. Core Technologies
3. The IoC container
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Basics - containers and beans
3.2.1. The container Configuration metadata
3.2.2. Instantiating a container Composing XML-based configuration metadata
3.2.3. The beans Naming beans Instantiating beans
3.2.4. Using the container
3.3. Dependencies
3.3.1. Injecting dependencies Setter Injection Constructor Injection Some examples
3.3.2. Constructor Argument Resolution Constructor Argument Type Matching Constructor Argument Index
3.3.3. Bean properties and constructor arguments detailed Straight values (primitives, Strings, etc.) References to other beans (collaborators) Inner beans Collections Nulls Shortcuts and other convenience options for XML-based configuration metadata Compound property names
3.3.4. Using depends-on
3.3.5. Lazily-instantiated beans
3.3.6. Autowiring collaborators Excluding a bean from being available for autowiring
3.3.7. Checking for dependencies
3.3.8. Method Injection Lookup method injection Arbitrary method replacement
3.4. Bean scopes
3.4.1. The singleton scope
3.4.2. The prototype scope
3.4.3. Singleton beans with prototype-bean dependencies
3.4.4. The other scopes Initial web configuration The request scope The session scope The global session scope Scoped beans as dependencies
3.4.5. Custom scopes Creating your own custom scope Using a custom scope
3.5. Customizing the nature of a bean
3.5.1. Lifecycle interfaces Initialization callbacks Destruction callbacks
3.5.2. Knowing who you are BeanFactoryAware BeanNameAware
3.6. Bean definition inheritance
3.7. Container extension points
3.7.1. Customizing beans using BeanPostProcessors Example: Hello World, BeanPostProcessor-style Example: The RequiredAnnotationBeanPostProcessor
3.7.2. Customizing configuration metadata with BeanFactoryPostProcessors Example: the PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer Example: the PropertyOverrideConfigurer
3.7.3. Customizing instantiation logic using FactoryBeans
3.8. The ApplicationContext
3.8.1. Internationalization using MessageSources
3.8.2. Events
3.8.3. Convenient access to low-level resources
3.8.4. Convenient ApplicationContext instantiation for web applications
3.9. Glue code and the evil singleton
3.9.1. Using the Singleton-helper classes
4. Resources
4.1. Introduction
4.2. The Resource interface
4.3. Built-in Resource implementations
4.3.1. UrlResource
4.3.2. ClassPathResource
4.3.3. FileSystemResource
4.3.4. ServletContextResource
4.3.5. InputStreamResource
4.3.6. ByteArrayResource
4.4. The ResourceLoader
4.5. The ResourceLoaderAware interface
4.6. Resources as dependencies
4.7. Application contexts and Resource paths
4.7.1. Constructing application contexts Constructing ClassPathXmlApplicationContext instances - shortcuts
4.7.2. Wildcards in application context constructor resource paths Ant-style Patterns The classpath*: prefix Other notes relating to wildcards
4.7.3. FileSystemResource caveats
5. Validation, Data-binding, the BeanWrapper, and PropertyEditors
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Validation using Spring's Validator interface
5.3. Resolving codes to error messages
5.4. Bean manipulation and the BeanWrapper
5.4.1. Setting and getting basic and nested properties
5.4.2. Built-in PropertyEditor implementations Registering additional custom PropertyEditors
6. Aspect Oriented Programming with Spring
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. AOP concepts
6.1.2. Spring AOP capabilities and goals
6.1.3. AOP Proxies
6.2. @AspectJ support
6.2.1. Enabling @AspectJ Support
6.2.2. Declaring an aspect
6.2.3. Declaring a pointcut Supported Pointcut Designators Combining pointcut expressions Sharing common pointcut definitions Examples
6.2.4. Declaring advice Before advice After returning advice After throwing advice After (finally) advice Around advice Advice parameters Advice ordering
6.2.5. Introductions
6.2.6. Aspect instantiation models
6.2.7. Example
6.3. Schema-based AOP support
6.3.1. Declaring an aspect
6.3.2. Declaring a pointcut
6.3.3. Declaring advice Before advice After returning advice After throwing advice After (finally) advice Around advice Advice parameters Advice ordering
6.3.4. Introductions
6.3.5. Aspect instantiation models
6.3.6. Advisors
6.3.7. Example
6.4. Choosing which AOP declaration style to use
6.4.1. Spring AOP or full AspectJ?
6.4.2. @AspectJ or XML for Spring AOP?
6.5. Mixing aspect types
6.6. Proxying mechanisms
6.6.1. Understanding AOP proxies
6.7. Programmatic creation of @AspectJ Proxies
6.8. Using AspectJ with Spring applications
6.8.1. Using AspectJ to dependency inject domain objects with Spring Unit testing @Configurable objects Working with multiple application contexts
6.8.2. Other Spring aspects for AspectJ
6.8.3. Configuring AspectJ aspects using Spring IoC
6.8.4. Using AspectJ Load-time weaving (LTW) with Spring applications
6.9. Further Resources
7. Spring AOP APIs
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Pointcut API in Spring
7.2.1. Concepts
7.2.2. Operations on pointcuts
7.2.3. AspectJ expression pointcuts
7.2.4. Convenience pointcut implementations Static pointcuts Dynamic pointcuts
7.2.5. Pointcut superclasses
7.2.6. Custom pointcuts
7.3. Advice API in Spring
7.3.1. Advice lifecycles
7.3.2. Advice types in Spring Interception around advice Before advice Throws advice After Returning advice Introduction advice
7.4. Advisor API in Spring
7.5. Using the ProxyFactoryBean to create AOP proxies
7.5.1. Basics
7.5.2. JavaBean properties
7.5.3. JDK- and CGLIB-based proxies
7.5.4. Proxying interfaces
7.5.5. Proxying classes
7.5.6. Using 'global' advisors
7.6. Concise proxy definitions
7.7. Creating AOP proxies programmatically with the ProxyFactory
7.8. Manipulating advised objects
7.9. Using the "autoproxy" facility
7.9.1. Autoproxy bean definitions BeanNameAutoProxyCreator DefaultAdvisorAutoProxyCreator AbstractAdvisorAutoProxyCreator
7.9.2. Using metadata-driven auto-proxying
7.10. Using TargetSources
7.10.1. Hot swappable target sources
7.10.2. Pooling target sources
7.10.3. Prototype target sources
7.10.4. ThreadLocal target sources
7.11. Defining new Advice types
7.12. Further resources
8. Testing
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Unit testing
8.3. Integration testing
8.3.1. Context management and caching
8.3.2. Dependency Injection of test fixtures Field level injection
8.3.3. Transaction management
8.3.4. Convenience variables
8.3.5. Java 5+ specific support Annotations
8.3.6. PetClinic example
8.4. Further Resources
II. Middle Tier Data Access
9. Transaction management
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Motivations
9.3. Key abstractions
9.4. Resource synchronization with transactions
9.4.1. High-level approach
9.4.2. Low-level approach
9.4.3. TransactionAwareDataSourceProxy
9.5. Declarative transaction management
9.5.1. Understanding the Spring Framework's declarative transaction implementation
9.5.2. A first example
9.5.3. Rolling back
9.5.4. Configuring different transactional semantics for different beans
9.5.5. <tx:advice/> settings
9.5.6. Using @Transactional @Transactional settings
9.5.7. Advising transactional operations
9.5.8. Using @Transactional with AspectJ
9.6. Programmatic transaction management
9.6.1. Using the TransactionTemplate Specifying transaction settings
9.6.2. Using the PlatformTransactionManager
9.7. Choosing between programmatic and declarative transaction management
9.8. Application server-specific integration
9.8.1. BEA WebLogic
9.8.2. IBM WebSphere
9.9. Solutions to common problems
9.9.1. Use of the wrong transaction manager for a specific DataSource
9.10. Further Resources
10. DAO support
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Consistent exception hierarchy
10.3. Consistent abstract classes for DAO support
11. Data access using JDBC
11.1. Introduction
11.1.1. The package hierarchy
11.2. Using the JDBC Core classes to control basic JDBC processing and error handling
11.2.1. JdbcTemplate Examples JdbcTemplate idioms (best practices)
11.2.2. NamedParameterJdbcTemplate
11.2.3. SimpleJdbcTemplate
11.2.4. DataSource
11.2.5. SQLExceptionTranslator
11.2.6. Executing statements
11.2.7. Running Queries
11.2.8. Updating the database
11.3. Controlling database connections
11.3.1. DataSourceUtils
11.3.2. SmartDataSource
11.3.3. AbstractDataSource
11.3.4. SingleConnectionDataSource
11.3.5. DriverManagerDataSource
11.3.6. TransactionAwareDataSourceProxy
11.3.7. DataSourceTransactionManager
11.4. Modeling JDBC operations as Java objects
11.4.1. SqlQuery
11.4.2. MappingSqlQuery
11.4.3. SqlUpdate
11.4.4. StoredProcedure
11.4.5. SqlFunction
12. Object Relational Mapping (ORM) data access
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Hibernate
12.2.1. Resource management
12.2.2. SessionFactory setup in a Spring container
12.2.3. The HibernateTemplate
12.2.4. Implementing Spring-based DAOs without callbacks
12.2.5. Implementing DAOs based on plain Hibernate 3 API
12.2.6. Programmatic transaction demarcation
12.2.7. Declarative transaction demarcation
12.2.8. Transaction management strategies
12.2.9. Container resources versus local resources
12.2.10. Spurious application server warnings when using Hibernate
12.3. JDO
12.3.1. PersistenceManagerFactory setup
12.3.2. JdoTemplate and JdoDaoSupport
12.3.3. Implementing DAOs based on the plain JDO API
12.3.4. Transaction management
12.3.5. JdoDialect
12.4. Oracle TopLink
12.4.1. SessionFactory abstraction
12.4.2. TopLinkTemplate and TopLinkDaoSupport
12.4.3. Implementing DAOs based on plain TopLink API
12.4.4. Transaction management
12.5. iBATIS SQL Maps
12.5.1. Setting up the SqlMapClient
12.5.2. Using SqlMapClientTemplate and SqlMapClientDaoSupport
12.5.3. Implementing DAOs based on plain iBATIS API
12.6. JPA
12.6.1. JPA setup in a Spring environment LocalEntityManagerFactoryBean Obtaining an EntityManagerFactory from JNDI LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean Dealing with multiple persistence units
12.6.2. JpaTemplate and JpaDaoSupport
12.6.3. Implementing DAOs based on plain JPA
12.6.4. Exception Translation
12.7. Transaction Management
12.8. JpaDialect
III. The Web
13. Web MVC framework
13.1. Introduction
13.1.1. Pluggability of other MVC implementations
13.1.2. Features of Spring Web MVC
13.2. The DispatcherServlet
13.3. Controllers
13.3.1. AbstractController and WebContentGenerator
13.3.2. Other simple controllers
13.3.3. The MultiActionController
13.3.4. Command controllers
13.4. Handler mappings
13.4.1. BeanNameUrlHandlerMapping
13.4.2. SimpleUrlHandlerMapping
13.4.3. Intercepting requests - the HandlerInterceptor interface
13.5. Views and resolving them
13.5.1. Resolving views - the ViewResolver interface
13.5.2. Chaining ViewResolvers
13.5.3. Redirecting to views RedirectView The redirect: prefix The forward: prefix
13.6. Using locales
13.6.1. AcceptHeaderLocaleResolver
13.6.2. CookieLocaleResolver
13.6.3. SessionLocaleResolver
13.6.4. LocaleChangeInterceptor
13.7. Using themes
13.7.1. Introduction
13.7.2. Defining themes
13.7.3. Theme resolvers
13.8. Spring's multipart (fileupload) support
13.8.1. Introduction
13.8.2. Using the MultipartResolver
13.8.3. Handling a file upload in a form
13.9. Using Spring's form tag library
13.9.1. Configuration
13.9.2. The form tag
13.9.3. The input tag
13.9.4. The checkbox tag
13.9.5. The radiobutton tag
13.9.6. The password tag
13.9.7. The select tag
13.9.8. The option tag
13.9.9. The options tag
13.9.10. The textarea tag
13.9.11. The hidden tag
13.9.12. The errors tag
13.10. Handling exceptions
13.11. Convention over configuration
13.11.1. The Controller - ControllerClassNameHandlerMapping
13.11.2. The Model - ModelMap (ModelAndView)
13.11.3. The View - RequestToViewNameTranslator
13.12. Further Resources
14. Integrating view technologies
14.1. Introduction
14.2. JSP & JSTL
14.2.1. View resolvers
14.2.2. 'Plain-old' JSPs versus JSTL
14.2.3. Additional tags facilitating development
14.3. Tiles
14.3.1. Dependencies
14.3.2. How to integrate Tiles UrlBasedViewResolver ResourceBundleViewResolver
14.4. Velocity & FreeMarker
14.4.1. Dependencies
14.4.2. Context configuration
14.4.3. Creating templates
14.4.4. Advanced configuration FreeMarker
14.4.5. Bind support and form handling The bind macros simple binding form input generation macros HTML escaping and XHTML compliance
14.5. XSLT
14.5.1. My First Words Bean definitions Standard MVC controller code Convert the model data to XML Defining the view properties Document transformation
14.5.2. Summary
14.6. Document views (PDF/Excel)
14.6.1. Introduction
14.6.2. Configuration and setup Document view definitions Controller code Subclassing for Excel views Subclassing for PDF views
14.7. JasperReports
14.7.1. Dependencies
14.7.2. Configuration Configuring the ViewResolver Configuring the Views About Report Files Using JasperReportsMultiFormatView
14.7.3. Populating the ModelAndView
14.7.4. Working with Sub-Reports Configuring Sub-Report Files Configuring Sub-Report Data Sources
14.7.5. Configuring Exporter Parameters
15. Integrating with other web frameworks
15.1. Introduction
15.2. Common configuration
15.3. JavaServer Faces
15.3.1. DelegatingVariableResolver
15.3.2. FacesContextUtils
15.4. Struts
15.4.1. ContextLoaderPlugin DelegatingRequestProcessor DelegatingActionProxy
15.4.2. ActionSupport Classes
15.5. Tapestry
15.5.1. Injecting Spring-managed beans Dependency Injecting Spring Beans into Tapestry pages Component definition files Adding abstract accessors Dependency Injecting Spring Beans into Tapestry pages - Tapestry 4.0+ style
15.6. WebWork
15.7. Further Resources
16. Portlet MVC Framework
16.1. Introduction
16.1.1. Controllers - The C in MVC
16.1.2. Views - The V in MVC
16.1.3. Web-scoped beans
16.2. The DispatcherPortlet
16.3. The ViewRendererServlet
16.4. Controllers
16.4.1. AbstractController and PortletContentGenerator
16.4.2. Other simple controllers
16.4.3. Command Controllers
16.4.4. PortletWrappingController
16.5. Handler mappings
16.5.1. PortletModeHandlerMapping
16.5.2. ParameterHandlerMapping
16.5.3. PortletModeParameterHandlerMapping
16.5.4. Adding HandlerInterceptors
16.5.5. HandlerInterceptorAdapter
16.5.6. ParameterMappingInterceptor
16.6. Views and resolving them
16.7. Multipart (file upload) support
16.7.1. Using the PortletMultipartResolver
16.7.2. Handling a file upload in a form
16.8. Handling exceptions
16.9. Portlet application deployment
IV. Integration
17. Remoting and web services using Spring
17.1. Introduction
17.2. Exposing services using RMI
17.2.1. Exporting the service using the RmiServiceExporter
17.2.2. Linking in the service at the client
17.3. Using Hessian or Burlap to remotely call services via HTTP
17.3.1. Wiring up the DispatcherServlet for Hessian
17.3.2. Exposing your beans by using the HessianServiceExporter
17.3.3. Linking in the service on the client
17.3.4. Using Burlap
17.3.5. Applying HTTP basic authentication to a service exposed through Hessian or Burlap
17.4. Exposing services using HTTP invokers
17.4.1. Exposing the service object
17.4.2. Linking in the service at the client
17.5. Web services
17.5.1. Exposing services using JAX-RPC
17.5.2. Accessing web services
17.5.3. Register Bean Mappings
17.5.4. Registering our own Handler
17.5.5. Exposing web services using XFire
17.6. JMS
17.6.1. Server-side configuration
17.6.2. Client-side configuration
17.7. Auto-detection is not implemented for remote interfaces
17.8. Considerations when choosing a technology
18. Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) integration
18.1. Introduction
18.2. Accessing EJBs
18.2.1. Concepts
18.2.2. Accessing local SLSBs
18.2.3. Accessing remote SLSBs
18.3. Using Spring's convenience EJB implementation classes
19. JMS
19.1. Introduction
19.2. Using Spring JMS
19.2.1. JmsTemplate
19.2.2. Connections
19.2.3. Destination Management
19.2.4. Message Listener Containers SimpleMessageListenerContainer DefaultMessageListenerContainer ServerSessionMessageListenerContainer
19.2.5. Transaction management
19.3. Sending a Message
19.3.1. Using Message Converters
19.3.2. SessionCallback and ProducerCallback
19.4. Receiving a message
19.4.1. Synchronous Reception
19.4.2. Asynchronous Reception - Message-Driven POJOs
19.4.3. The SessionAwareMessageListener interface
19.4.4. The MessageListenerAdapter
19.4.5. Processing messages within transactions
20. JMX
20.1. Introduction
20.2. Exporting your beans to JMX
20.2.1. Creating an MBeanServer
20.2.2. Reusing an existing MBeanServer
20.2.3. Lazy-initialized MBeans
20.2.4. Automatic registration of MBeans
20.2.5. Controlling the registration behavior
20.3. Controlling the management interface of your beans
20.3.1. The MBeanInfoAssembler Interface
20.3.2. Using source-Level metadata
20.3.3. Using JDK 5.0 Annotations
20.3.4. Source-Level Metadata Types
20.3.5. The AutodetectCapableMBeanInfoAssembler interface
20.3.6. Defining Management interfaces using Java interfaces
20.3.7. Using MethodNameBasedMBeanInfoAssembler
20.4. Controlling the ObjectNames for your beans
20.4.1. Reading ObjectNames from Properties
20.4.2. Using the MetadataNamingStrategy
20.5. JSR-160 Connectors
20.5.1. Server-side Connectors
20.5.2. Client-side Connectors
20.5.3. JMX over Burlap/Hessian/SOAP
20.6. Accessing MBeans via Proxies
20.7. Notifications
20.7.1. Registering Listeners for Notifications
20.7.2. Publishing Notifications
20.8. Further Resources
21.1. Introduction
21.2. Configuring CCI
21.2.1. Connector configuration
21.2.2. ConnectionFactory configuration in Spring
21.2.3. Configuring CCI connections
21.2.4. Using a single CCI connection
21.3. Using Spring's CCI access support
21.3.1. Record conversion
21.3.2. The CciTemplate
21.3.3. DAO support
21.3.4. Automatic output record generation
21.3.5. Summary
21.3.6. Using a CCI Connection and Interaction directly
21.3.7. Example for CciTemplate usage
21.4. Modeling CCI access as operation objects
21.4.1. MappingRecordOperation
21.4.2. MappingCommAreaOperation
21.4.3. Automatic output record generation
21.4.4. Summary
21.4.5. Example for MappingRecordOperation usage
21.4.6. Example for MappingCommAreaOperation usage
21.5. Transactions
22. Email
22.1. Introduction
22.2. Usage
22.2.1. Basic MailSender and SimpleMailMessage usage
22.2.2. Using the JavaMailSender and the MimeMessagePreparator
22.3. Using the JavaMail MimeMessageHelper
22.3.1. Sending attachments and inline resources Attachments Inline resources
22.3.2. Creating email content using a templating library A Velocity-based example
23. Scheduling and Thread Pooling
23.1. Introduction
23.2. Using the OpenSymphony Quartz Scheduler
23.2.1. Using the JobDetailBean
23.2.2. Using the MethodInvokingJobDetailFactoryBean
23.2.3. Wiring up jobs using triggers and the SchedulerFactoryBean
23.3. Using JDK Timer support
23.3.1. Creating custom timers
23.3.2. Using the MethodInvokingTimerTaskFactoryBean
23.3.3. Wrapping up: setting up the tasks using the TimerFactoryBean
23.4. The Spring TaskExecutor abstraction
23.4.1. TaskExecutor types
23.4.2. Using a TaskExecutor
24. Dynamic language support
24.1. Introduction
24.2. A first example
24.3. Defining beans that are backed by dynamic languages
24.3.1. Common concepts The <lang:language/> element Refreshable beans Inline dynamic language source files Understanding Constructor Injection in the context of dynamic-language-backed beans
24.3.2. JRuby beans
24.3.3. Groovy beans Customising Groovy objects via a callback
24.3.4. BeanShell beans
24.4. Scenarios
24.4.1. Scripted Spring MVC Controllers
24.4.2. Scripted Validators
24.5. Bits and bobs
24.5.1. AOP - advising scripted beans
24.5.2. Scoping
24.6. Further Resources
25. Annotations and Source Level Metadata Support
25.1. Introduction
25.2. Spring's metadata support
25.3. Annotations
25.3.1. @Required
25.3.2. Other @Annotations in Spring
25.4. Integration with Jakarta Commons Attributes
25.5. Metadata and Spring AOP autoproxying
25.5.1. Fundamentals
25.5.2. Declarative transaction management
25.5.3. Pooling
25.5.4. Custom metadata
25.6. Using attributes to minimize MVC web tier configuration
V. Sample applications
26. Showcase applications
26.1. Introduction
26.2. Spring MVC Controllers implemented in a dynamic language
26.2.1. Build and deployment
26.3. Implementing DAOs using SimpleJdbcTemplate and @Repository
26.3.1. The domain
26.3.2. The data access objects
26.3.3. Build
A. XML Schema-based configuration
A.1. Introduction
A.2. XML Schema-based configuration
A.2.1. Referencing the schemas
A.2.2. The util schema
A.2.2.1. <util:constant/>
A.2.2.2. <util:property-path/>
A.2.2.3. <util:properties/>
A.2.2.4. <util:list/>
A.2.2.5. <util:map/>
A.2.2.6. <util:set/>
A.2.3. The jee schema
A.2.3.1. <jee:jndi-lookup/> (simple)
A.2.3.2. <jee:jndi-lookup/> (with single JNDI environment setting)
A.2.3.3. <jee:jndi-lookup/> (with multiple JNDI environment settings)
A.2.3.4. <jee:jndi-lookup/> (complex)
A.2.3.5. <jee:local-slsb/> (simple)
A.2.3.6. <jee:local-slsb/> (complex)
A.2.3.7. <jee:remote-slsb/>
A.2.4. The lang schema
A.2.5. The tx (transaction) schema
A.2.6. The aop schema
A.2.7. The tool schema
A.2.8. The beans schema
A.3. Setting up your IDE
A.3.1. Setting up Eclipse
A.3.2. Setting up IntelliJ IDEA
A.3.3. Integration issues
A.3.3.1. XML parsing errors in the Resin v.3 application server
B. Extensible XML authoring
B.1. Introduction
B.2. Authoring the schema
B.3. Coding a NamespaceHandler
B.4. Coding a BeanDefinitionParser
B.5. Registering the handler and the schema
B.5.1. 'META-INF/spring.handlers'
B.5.2. 'META-INF/spring.schemas'
B.6. Using a custom extension in your Spring XML configuration
B.7. Meatier examples
B.7.1. Nesting custom tags within custom tags
B.7.2. Custom attributes on 'normal' elements
B.8. Further Resources
C. spring-beans-2.0.dtd
D. spring.tld
D.1. Introduction
D.2. The bind tag
D.3. The escapeBody tag
D.4. The hasBindErrors tag
D.5. The htmlEscape tag
D.6. The message tag
D.7. The nestedPath tag
D.8. The theme tag
D.9. The transform tag
E. spring-form.tld
E.1. Introduction
E.2. The checkbox tag
E.3. The checkboxes tag
E.4. The errors tag
E.5. The form tag
E.6. The hidden tag
E.7. The input tag
E.8. The label tag
E.9. The option tag
E.10. The options tag
E.11. The password tag
E.12. The radiobutton tag
E.13. The radiobuttons tag
E.14. The select tag
E.15. The textarea tag