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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (VALIDATOR-379) CodeValidator unconditionally trim()s the input string
Date Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:40:10 GMT


Sebb commented on VALIDATOR-379:

CodeValidator may also use RegexValidator to reformat the input.

So perhaps the problem is really that the isValid() method is misleading.

> CodeValidator unconditionally trim()s the input string
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: VALIDATOR-379
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Validator
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Sebb
> The CodeValidator class unconditionally calls String#trim() on the input.
> This seems wrong.
> If the calling code uses the return value from validate to pass to other methods that
would be OK, but not all code will do so, especially since this is not documented.
> Code that calls isValid() instead is likely to pass the untrimmed code to a method which
is not expecting the additional spaces.
> It's also possible (but rather unlikely) that there are formats which require leading
or trailing spaces.
> At the very least this behaviour needs to be documented.
> There probably ought to be a non-trimming version.
> Note that this affects the CreditCardValidator and the ISBNValidator.

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