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From Rahul Akolkar <>
Subject Re: [validator] New routines package and plans
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2006 01:11:04 GMT
On 1/22/06, Niall Pemberton <> wrote:
> Commons validator serves two functions:
> 1) To provide validation routines
> 2) To provide a mini validation framework
> I'd like to more clearly separate out these two aspects, so as a first step
> in this process I have created a new "routines" package with the intention
> that validation routines, which can be used on their own, with no other
> dependencies are all moved into that package.

I'd be interested in the separation to the point of a "routines" jar,
needing nothing beyond the JDK (just as the routines package you've
created does as of today).

> The next stage would be to move other validators (i.e. credit card, ISBN,
> Email and URL) into this package (with some refactoring).

Do you think this will need to pull in the oro dependency? Can it be
avoided? ;-)

> Once thats done, I'd like to start work on tackling the framework's short
> comings. I've probably used up my "open source" cycles for a little while -
> but I hope to keep returning chipping away at this.
> Opinions/comments welcome.

Good stuff, IMO.


> Niall

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