xsd:date maps to java.util.Calendar

My schema has an element of type xs:date, which jaxb maps to a java.util.Calendar. If I create a Calendar object with Calendar.getInstance(), it marshalls to “2003-11-24-05:00”.

How can I get it to marshall to just “2003-11-24”?

Write a converter class (see MyConverter below) and added an annotation/appinfo to the xml schema, also shown below.

public class MyConverter
static final SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
static public String printCalendar(Calendar c)
return df.format(c.getTime());

static public Calendar parseCalendar(String c) throws ParseException
Date d = df.parse(c);
Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
return cal;

<jaxb:javaType name="java.util.Calendar" xmlType="xsd:date"


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