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From David Graham <>
Subject Re: commons-validator question: why isn't there a public accessor for field in ValidatorResult?
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 03:03:44 GMT
--- Mike Janson <mjanson@gene.COM> wrote:
> I was wondering if someone could tell me a practical reason why the 
> field property of ValidatorResult is protected yet no public accessor 
> exists for it.

That's a good question and if you look at the recent source you'll find a
TODO tag indicating that I have been confused by that field variable
myself :-).  It's not used in the code so I was considering removing it. 
However, if you need access to it, then we should add an accessor method. 
I have no idea why this wasn't done in the original versions.


> I'm currently using DynaValidatorForms in Struts, and I have a 
> requirement for field error-dependent flow control.  Unless there's some
> other way to track errors back to fields that I'm unaware of, the lack 
> of a public accessor means I'm going to have to extend at least 4 
> classes (including a fair chunk of code), including Validator and 
> ValidatorResult (to add the accessor).
> -Mike
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