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Chapter 25. String marshalling for String based @*Param

@PathParam, @QueryParam, @MatrixParam, @FormParam, and @HeaderParam are represented as strings in a raw HTTP request. The specification says that these types of injected parameters can be converted to objects if these objects have a valueOf(String) static method or a constructor that takes one String parameter. What if you have a class where valueOf() or this string constructor doesn't exist or is inappropriate for an HTTP request? JAX-RS 2.0 has the javax.ws.rs.ext.ParamConverterProvider to help in this situation. See javadoc for more details.