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From "Lukasz Lenart (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (WW-4167) Unable to create a custom validator inheriting IntRangeFieldValidator
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:09:49 GMT


Lukasz Lenart updated WW-4167:

    Fix Version/s: 2.3.x
> Unable to create a custom validator inheriting IntRangeFieldValidator
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: WW-4167
>                 URL:
>             Project: Struts 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: XML Validators
>    Affects Versions:
>         Environment: Windows 7 64bit, Java Runtime Environment 7, Tomcat 7
> CentOS 5 32bit, Java Runtime Environment 6, Tomcat 6
>            Reporter: recyclebin5385
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.3.x
> I created a custom struts validator class which inherits IntRangeFieldValidator, but
a runtime error occurs when checking a input value with the validator.
> When I examined the internal data with a debugger, properties "min" and "max" of the
custom class were stored as Strings, not Integers.
> Parameters "min" and "max" are read from [ActionName]-validation.xml, converted to Integers,
and set to the properties of a validator instance using OGNL.
> But the conversion to Integers is skipped for a derived class of IntRangeFieldValidator.
> The cause seems to be a bug in OGNL library. See
> Methods setMin and setMax's argument types are the type parameter T in AbstractRangeValidator<T>.
> OGNL library handles the type parameter for a directly derived class of a generic class,
but not for an indirectly derived one.
> A workaround is to override all getters and setters with a parameterized class in a custom
validator class without using a type parameter.
> That is, when I define a class which extends IntRangeFieldValidator, I have to also define
methods "Integer getMin()", "void setMin(Integer min)", "Integer getMax()" and "void setMax(Integer
max)" in the class.

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