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From Will Glass-Husain <wglasshus...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: silent references cause strict reference checking to fail
Date Fri, 16 Oct 2009 16:53:06 GMT
Only if you set the property "runtime.references.strict" to true.

WILL


On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 9:43 AM, jian chen <chenjian1227@gmail.com> wrote:
> We used $!user.firstName type of notation a lot, it has been very
> helpful. Hope this is not broken in the new releases...
>
> Jian
>
> On 10/16/09, Will Glass-Husain <wglasshusain@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>> With some enthusiasm from my dev team, I just turned strict error
>> checking on for the first time.   Not surprisingly, our app
>> immediately had some errors.
>>
>> I was surprised to find that it was failing even with silent
>> references.  Does anyone remember if that's intentional?
>>
>> <input class="signupInput" type="text" id="StxtFirstNames"
>> name="firstName" value="$!user.firstName"/>
>>
>> org.apache.velocity.exception.MethodInvocationException: Variable
>> $user has not been set at layout/slide_login.vm[line 13, column 117]
>>
>> To me that reduces the usefulness of this feature-- we use silent
>> references a lot, and it doesn't make sense to me that they would all
>> cause errors.  I was hoping to do a better job of find errors like
>> "$user.firstname" where $user wasn't set.  But with $!user.firstName I
>> now have to go through the site and put an #if in every location I
>> want to be blank if its undefined.
>>
>> Can anyone using this feature comment?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> WILL
>>
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