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package com.sun.jersey.spi.container;
Service-provider interface for creating container instances.

A container instance will be created according to the the supporting generic type of the container.

A provider shall support a one-to-one mapping between a type that is not of the type Object. A provider may support more than one one-to-one mapping or a mapping of sub-types of a type (that is not of the type Object). A provider shall not conflict with other providers.

An implementation (a service-provider) identifies itself by placing a provider-configuration file (if not already present), "com.sun.jersey.spi.container.ContainerProvider" in the resource directory META-INF/services, and including the fully qualified service-provider-class of the implementation in the file.

<T> the type of the container.
public interface ContainerProvider<T> {
Create an container of type T.

The container provider SHOULD NOT initiate the Web application. The container provider MAY modify the resource configuraton.

type the type of the container.
resourceConfig the resource configuration.
application the Web application the container delegates to for the handling of HTTP requests.
the container, otherwise null if the provider does not support the requested type.
com.sun.jersey.api.container.ContainerException if there is an error creating the container.
    T createContainer(Class<T> typeResourceConfig resourceConfig
            WebApplication application)
    throws ContainerException;
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