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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Why was the behaviour of ResourceBundleELResolver
Date Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:51:09 GMT
Maarten_D wrote:
> Hi,
> In response to, the
> Tomcat code was patched and 6.0.20 has now reverted back to the old
> behaviour of throwing an exception for every element in a resource bundle
> that can't be found.


> So, my question is, why was the behaviour of ResourceBundleELResolver rolled
> back to what it was in the 5.5 branch? What's so terrible about the "???"
> method that it warrants the hit that developer productivity takes when you
> start throwing exceptions instead?

The old implementation caused bug 46915. The new one doesn't. A
contributed patch that implements the ???foo??? feature but doesn't have
the side-effect described in 46915 is likely to get committed pretty


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