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From "Alexander Jesse (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (MYFACES-133) Configured but inexistent Renderer is not reported
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:50:37 GMT
Configured but inexistent Renderer is not reported

         Key: MYFACES-133
     Project: MyFaces
        Type: Bug
    Versions: 1.0.8 beta    
 Environment: Tomcat 5.0.28
    Reporter: Alexander Jesse
    Priority: Minor

A configured but inexistent renderer is not reported and the myfaces-application starts using
the supplied standard renderer. The SUN-RI reports a "java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.jsf.components.renderer.NotExistingRenderer"
which helps to pinpoint the configuration error.

For production this can be a desired behaviour but presents some danger at the same time.
Not having the information at hand I wondered why my renderer would not decorate the input-field
as planned. When I tried the same renderer in the RI the error (wrong classname) was found
in 30 seconds.

The error is easy to reproduce:
Take an existing JSF-application and add a phantom renderer to the faces-config.xml. Then
start the web-container.
(sample config-entry:

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