In Java, when using the @XmlEnum annotation to map Java enum values to XML elements or attributes, you can specify multiple names for a single enum value using the @XmlEnumValue annotation.

Here's an example of how you can define a Java enum with multiple XML names for a single value using JAXB annotations:

import javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlEnum; import javax.xml.bind.annotation.XmlEnumValue; @XmlEnum public enum Color { @XmlEnumValue("red") @XmlEnumValue("r") RED, @XmlEnumValue("green") @XmlEnumValue("g") GREEN, @XmlEnumValue("blue") @XmlEnumValue("b") BLUE }

In the above example, we have defined a Color enum with three values: RED, GREEN, and BLUE. For each enum value, we use the @XmlEnumValue annotation with multiple name strings to specify the XML element or attribute names that should be used when marshaling or unmarshaling the enum.

When marshaling the Color enum to XML, if the value is Color.RED, it will be represented as <color>red</color> or <color>r</color>. Similarly, for Color.GREEN, it will be represented as <color>green</color> or <color>g</color>, and so on.

And when unmarshaling XML to the Color enum, it will recognize any of the specified XML names and map them back to the corresponding enum value.

Keep in mind that this functionality is provided by the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) library, which is included in Java SE. It allows you to marshal Java objects to XML and unmarshal XML back to Java objects, providing powerful customization options using annotations like @XmlEnum and @XmlEnumValue.

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