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From Andrew Robinson <>
Subject Re: [Trinidad] Okay to deprecate ComponentUtils.findRelativeComponent and move the code under the control of UIXComponent?
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:16:43 GMT
Note that the deprecated syntax was done as part of

So it has been deprecated since Oct 2007


On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Andrew Robinson
<> wrote:
> Added a JIRA issue for this: TRINIDAD-1633
> In addition to just moving it I would like to remove the support for
> the deprecated syntax that we have been keeping around as it would not
> fit as nicely. This deprecated syntax was the one in which the "::"
> was not necessary to search in the parent naming container from a
> naming container. It did not match the paradigm for the findComponent
> API, so we changed it a couple of years back or so. I think that this
> is adequate time to have migrated the projects over, but please let me
> know if there are any strong objects to removing this support.
> Thanks,
> Andrew
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Andrew Robinson
> <> wrote:
>> With looking forward to JSF2 and the composite component design, there
>> are some instances where we may want to control how the "::" gets
>> resolved at the component level. This would be useful for relocated
>> facets so that the user's original "::" would be correctly interpreted
>> from the original page location.
>> What I would like to do is to move the code from
>> ComponentUtils.findRelativeComponent to UIXComponent as a static
>> public method "public static String findComponent(UIComponent
>> component, String id)". Then UIXComponent would also provide built in
>> support for "::" in the findComponent instance method. The reason for
>> the static method is so the UIXComponent.findComponent could be used
>> to achieve the relative (::) find strings to use with non-UIXComponent
>> components. The implementation would be to have UIXComponent handle
>> the resolution of the colons in the static method for UIComponent
>> instances, and delegate the code to the instance method for
>> UIXComponent instances. Basically, the same design pattern as the code
>> I added to UIXComponent for the addPartialTarget method.
>> ComponentUtils.findRelativeComponent would be then deprecated and
>> simply call UIXComponent.findComponent (static).
>> Are there any objections to this change?
>> Thank you,
>> Andrew

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