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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Should we allow more ejb-links than j2ee specifies?
Date Thu, 27 Jul 2006 15:10:02 GMT
I think extended functionality is good.  As long as it doesn't violate
or break our spec compliance, why not allow it to do more?  I am in
support of extended functionality.


David Jencks wrote:
> As part of work on GERONIMO-2148 fixing ejb-refs between modules I
> extended (or made work) some non-j2ee functionality and I wonder if we
> want it.  I think we do. Lets see if I can describe the functionality:
> ejb-link in a j2ee app is only supposed to work between modules in an ear.
> The extended functionality is to make it work between a j2ee app and any
> ancestor j2ee app.  For instance, a war can have an ejb-link in web.xml
> to an ejb in a parent ejb module.
> We already let you put an ejb-link in geronimo-web.xml with these
> semantics.
> If we agree that we want this extended functionality we can remove the
> unused targetModuleId parameter from EJBReferenceBuilder methods.
> To be clear, 1.1.1 currently has this extended functionality and I want
> to know if I should remove it.  I'm not sure about the state of trunk: I
> plan to reexamine this after 1.1.1 is settled.
> thanks
> david jencks

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