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From "Kevin J. Menard, Jr. (JIRA)" <tapestry-...@jakarta.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (TAPESTRY-1174) Review validation error messages.
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:16:22 GMT
Review validation error messages.
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                 Key: TAPESTRY-1174
                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TAPESTRY-1174
             Project: Tapestry
          Issue Type: Task
    Affects Versions: 4.1.1
            Reporter: Kevin J. Menard, Jr.
            Priority: Minor


The validation error messages have changed between T4.0.x and 4.1.x.  The change was made
in an attempt to provide a better hint to the user about what made their input invalid.  There
is some dispute on the user list as to whether the changes made overly complicate things or
actually make things easier for the user.

Moreover, there's dispute about whether changing the messages is considered a backwards-incompatible
change.  Developers may have come to rely on these messages and not expect the change.  In
my own case, it broke integration tests I had that checked for the presence of a particular
error message.

There's also dispute over whether the detailed messages are more appropriate for developers
or for end users.  If this is all the issue comes down to, adding a "debug" property might
be a nice compromise for switching between the two (although, maintaining two sets of messages
may be cumbersome).

At the very least, the changes should be reviewed and some general consensus reached about
how to move forward.

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