I am curious as to how to make a many-to-many mapping file in hibernate. It seems that the examples I find all deal with many-to-many mappings that are sets of one container or another. The relationships I have are ones that I want to map so that hibernate is aware of them and I can do HQL queries with them, but not necessarily force them to be sets in a parent container.

This might not make sense at all, but I am curious! I am reading through the latest hibernate book right now, but wanted to see if anyone else has dealt with these mappings. (and see if anyone else messed with hibernate out there!)