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From "Manfred Geiler" <manfred.gei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Removing attributes not in the RI
Date Fri, 18 May 2007 21:35:40 GMT
Yes, logging at warn level (with some explanation) sounds appropriate
for me for all stuff that does not violate the spec but might bring
difficulties with other implementations (or better: the other
implementation ;-)

--Manfred


On 5/18/07, Paul Spencer <paulsp@apache.org> wrote:
> Grant,
> I have though about a utility that can be used to ease the pain of
> deprecating an TLD tag or attribute.  This would help the user/developer
> identify where the deprecated tag/attribute is used before it actually
> breaks.  The utility would:
>
> o Log the deprecation at the warning level.
>
> o The user/developer/... should be able to disable the logging via
>   configuration.
>
> o The log message should contain the viewId, tag, and attribute
>   deprecated. The method could be extended to include instruction
>   at the debug level.
>       DeprecationUtility.logTag( viewid, tag)
>       DeprecationUtility.logTag( viewid, tag, attribute)
>       DeprecationUtility.logTag( viewid, tag, attribute, instructions)
>
>
> This may be better suited for Shale, but either way it is needed.
>
>
> We also need a deprecation policy, i.e. use the above utility at least
> one release before the tag/attribute is removed.
>
>
> Paul Spencer
>
>
>
> Grant Smith wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > as part of http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MYFACES-654 , I'm about to
> > remove the attributes in MyFaces that are not present in the RI. My concern
> > is breaking user's applications that may already depend on these
> > attributes... for example commandLink's onclick.
> >
> > In choosing the lesser of two evils, should we rather just leave in the
> > attributes that users may already (mistakenly) depend on ?
> >
> >
>
>


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