I am migrating from Spring 2.5 to Spring 3.
They have introduced
<mvc:annotation-driven /> which does some black magic. This is expected to be declared in servlet configuration file only.
In Spring 2.5 I have just used
<context:annotation-config /> and
<context:component-scan base="..."/> tags declared both in
application-context.xml and dispatcher servlet configuration XML with appropriate base packages to scan.
So I wonder what is the difference between
context:annotation-config tags in servlet config and what can I eliminate in Spring 3 config files?
<context:annotation-config> declares support for general annotations such as
@PostConstruct, and so on.
<mvc:annotation-driven /> declares explicit support for annotation-driven MVC controllers (i.e.
@Controller, although support for those is the default behaviour), as well as adding support for declrative validation via
@Valid and message body marshalling with
For details: http://spring.io/blog/2009/12/21/mvc-simplifications-in-spring-3-0/