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From Matt Benson <mben...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Location of validation.xml
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:08:12 GMT
Hi, Michael. Note that the latest release of Apache BVal currently
implements v1.0 of the BV specification and thus that JEE 6 is the
relevant "uber-spec." That being the case I see the quoted text at
section 5.16 rather than 5.17, but that slight discrepancy
notwithstanding, my read on this is as follows:

The BV spec is designed to function in a Java SE environment. The EE
spec imposes the WEB-INF/validation.xml location, but goes on, in
section 5.16.2 to say:
  The Java EE Product Provider is responsible for providing
appropriate Validator and ValidatorFactory objects as required by this
specification.

I conclude that the onus of bootstrapping the ValidatorFactory et al
lies at the level of the EE container managing the bean validation
impl. For a simple webapp in which you are managing BV yourself,
therefore, WEB-INF/validation.xml is only applicable if you choose to
make it so. Others are welcome to present differing opinions, however.

HTH,
Matt

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 11:50 AM, Michael Blyakher
<michael.blyakher@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Where is the validation.xml supposed to be for a web archive? The bval
> spec's only indicate the "META-INF/validation.xml" location, but the EE
> platform spec indicates that for a web archive this location must be
> "WEB-INF/validation.xml".
>
> EE.5.17 - "The name of the descriptor is WEB-INF/validation.xml for web
> modules and META-INF/validation.xml for all other types of modules."
>
> Given this, I don't see anywhere in the bval 1.0 or 1.1 code that handles
> this. Am I missing something or does this implementation not handle this
> case for web archives?
>
> Thanks,
> Michael

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