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From "Jeremy Hughes (Updated) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (ARIES-577) Make optional references sane
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:53:32 GMT


Jeremy Hughes updated ARIES-577:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: blueprint-0.4.0)
> Make optional references sane
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: ARIES-577
>                 URL:
>             Project: Aries
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Blueprint
>            Reporter: Alasdair Nottingham
>            Assignee: Alasdair Nottingham
>             Fix For:, blueprint.core-0.4, blueprint.itests-0.4, blueprint.sample-0.4
> One of the problems with optional references is that you have to wrap any call to them
in a try catch for ServiceUnavailableException which could be thrown. There is no realistic
way to "know" that the proxy is wired. Any option you might choose provides a window where
you could still get ServiceUnavailableException.
> Instead I propose adding the following optional attribute in the blueprint extension
> default="bean id"
> when the no backing service is provided if this is set the request will be silently routed
to the identified default bean. When the service arrives it will switch and route to the target
service. When the service goes it will route back to the default bean assuming no alternative
is available.

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