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From Rich Feit <richf...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: NetUI annotation for ValidateCustomRule requires message or messageKey attribute
Date Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:20:56 GMT
Yes, I think you're right -- seems like that was a bogus requirement!

Rich

Carlin Rogers wrote:
> I have a question about the grammar for the declarative validation of a
> custom rule. ValidateCustomGrammar is implemented so that either 
> "message"
> or "messageKey" attributes are required in the @ValidateCustomRule
> annotation.
>
> The validation-rules.xml that a user creates for the rule must contain 
> a msg
> attribute on the <validator> element. The msg attribute is "a generic
> message key to use when this validator fails.  It can be overridden by 
> the
> 'msg' element for a specific field." So if the specific form field 
> does not
> include a message, then the message key defined in the <validator> 
> element
> would be used.
>
> An example of this case is the customvalidator in the netui-samples. 
> At the
> moment the external form bean does not go through the grammer checker 
> (see
> BEEHIVE-1127) but it does generate the validation.xml without having the
> message key for the specific fields. Running the sample works because the
> message key is used from the <validator> element defined in the
> custom-validator-rules.xml of the sample. When the external form bean of
> this sample goes through the checker it will fail, unless the 
> messageKey is
> added to the @ValidateCustomRule annotations on the fields.
>
> Would it makes sense to remove the requirement that message or messageKey
> exist in the ValidateCustomGrammar to give users the option that they 
> just
> define the key in the validator-rules.xml or is it better that they 
> continue
> to always explicitly define the message key? Just curious.
>
> Kind regards,
> Carlin
>



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