It's good practice to put interfaces (such as remote/local interfaces, data objects and home interfaces) in a separate "interfaces" package rather than in the EJB bean implementation package. Previous versions of XDoclet dictated this behavior, so if package name of a bean ended with
.ejb interfaces were put into .interfaces package. It's no more the case. You have full control over it. If you don't use a
packageSubstitution element, then all interfaces are generated to the same package as the bean implementation class. But if you want to follow the pattern and put interfaces into a separate package you can, by providing the list of package name tails that interfaces of beans inside that packages should be placed into the package you define. For example interfaces of
test.ejb.CustomerBean will be placed in
test.interfaces by the following
By using the
<packageSubstitution packages="ejb,beans" substituteWith="interfaces" />
useFirstattribute, you can tell XDoclet to substitute the first occurrence and not the last.