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From "Alex Albu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (BEANUTILS-263) Improve ClassConverter robustness
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2006 17:25:38 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BEANUTILS-263?page=all ]

Alex Albu updated BEANUTILS-263:
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    Attachment: ClassConverter.java.patch.txt

Here's a possible implementation of the described behavior.

> Improve ClassConverter robustness
> ---------------------------------
>
>                 Key: BEANUTILS-263
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BEANUTILS-263
>             Project: Commons BeanUtils
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: ConvertUtils & Converters
>    Affects Versions: 1.7.0
>            Reporter: Alex Albu
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: ClassConverter.java.patch.txt
>
>
> To load a class by name, ClassConverter attempts to use (in order) the current thread's
context class loader and the class loader that loaded the class itself.  But in my opinion
it is a little inconsistent in the way it does it.  Basically, it will use the second class
loader as a fallback *only* if the first one (context class loader) is not set (null).  That
causes the converter to fail in environments where the context class loader is set but does
not have access to the class it's trying to load (Weblogic 9.2 is an example).
> I think a more robust behavior would be to try the second class loader *any* time using
the context one fails (be it because it's not set, or it cannot load the class for some reason).

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