Java – Spring Restfull Jax-RS annotation support


I have following class and web.xml files. Does spring framework supports jax-rs annotation such as @PATH, and @PUT, @Consumes…etc.

In other word can I use @PATH instead of @RequestMapping


import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller;

public class RegisterServices {
    public Response create(@Context HttpServletRequest requestContex,
                           @HeaderParam("Authorization") String authorization, 
                           String xMsisdn, String param) {}



        <servlet-name>Jersey REST Service</servlet-name>

        <servlet-name>Jersey REST Service</servlet-name>

Best Solution

No, you cannot use* annotations in spring. You can use something like resteasy with spring. It is rather easy. If you need I can provide with an example. (Jersey and CXF has good JAX-RS implementations too.)

AFAIK Springsource has no idea to provide an implementation to JAX-RS. So if you want to use the features described in JAX-RS you will not get it directly from spring. But you can develop a rest web service using spring. That's a different story. A question was found on SO on that.


Depending on PaulNUK's answer below, I need to clarify my answer. End of the day rest is a specification, and someone needs to implement it in first place.

Question clearly asks, whether we can replace the annotations, you cant do it, unless you add an external dependency like Jersey to your classpath. That case implementation is provided by Jersey.

Therefore you would never be able to use spring implemented JAX-RS annotation ever.