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From David Jencks <>
Subject Should we allow more ejb-links than j2ee specifies?
Date Thu, 27 Jul 2006 15:06:39 GMT
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  

ejb-link in a j2ee app is only supposed to work between modules in an  

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  

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.

david jencks

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