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From "James Strachan" <>
Subject Re: Proposal for Validation Framework
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2001 09:36:42 GMT
Sounds interesting.

I remember looking at the Form part of Baracuda which looked interesting

It might be useful to combine these ideas with XML Schema for form/document

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Winterfeldt" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 5:43 PM
Subject: Proposal for Validation Framework

> This validation framework was made to work with Struts
> originally, but it will work on any JavaBean.  So in
> some discussions we thought that it might be nice if
> it was in commons so more people would know about it
> and can use it.  Also there could be more examples of
> making it work with other frameworks than Struts.
> Here is a brief description of the project and the
> link to the site where it is posted (which has
> documenation posted on it).
> The Validation Framework was made to work with Struts
> although it can be used to perform validation on any
> JavaBean (by using the Validator class). It can
> perform basic validations to check if a field is
> required, matches a regular expression, email, credit
> card, and server side type checking and date
> validation. Different validation rules can be defined
> for different locales. The framework has basic support
> for user defined constants which can be used in some
> field attributes. The validation routines are
> modifiable in the validation.xml file so custom
> validation routines can be created and added to the
> framework.  JavaScript can be auto-generated that
> matches the server side validation.  The current tag
> (JavascriptValidatorTag) relies on Struts, but could
> be abstracted to generate Javascript for other
> frameworks.
> Validating Outside of Struts
> Let me know if there are any questions.
> David Winterfeldt
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