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From "Gary Gregory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Issue Comment Edited: (LANG-409) StringUtils.isText to check in a null safe way if a String has (real) text
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2008 17:39:08 GMT

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ggregory@seagullsw.com edited comment on LANG-409 at 2/12/08 9:38 AM:
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Then maybe this request belongs to to the [validator] ([http://commons.apache.org/validator/])
project.

      was (Author: ggregory@seagullsw.com):
    Then maybe this request belongs to to the [validation] project.
  
> StringUtils.isText to check in a null safe way if a String has (real) text
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LANG-409
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LANG-409
>             Project: Commons Lang
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jörg Gottschling
>            Priority: Minor
>
> I used something similar from the Spring Framework and it was useful. I suggest two methods
where the second is a little more advanced then theirs.
> First a method StringUtils.isText(String text) : boolean which checks if the String is
not null and contains a least one not whitespace character. (In Spring it's "hasText", but
"isText" seams to be more consistent within commons lang.)
> The second method could be StringUtils.isText(String text, int n) : boolean which checks
if the String is not null and contains a least n not whitespace characters.
> Question: What happens if a (stupid ;-) developer checks for -5 characters? I think it
should throw an IllegalArgumentException.

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