org.apache.struts2.oval.interceptor
Interface OValValidationManager

All Known Implementing Classes:
DefaultOValValidationManager

public interface OValValidationManager


Method Summary
 java.util.List<net.sf.oval.configuration.Configurer> getConfigurers(java.lang.Class clazz, java.lang.String context, boolean validateJPAAnnotations)
          This method 'collects' all the validator configurations for a given action invocation.
 

Method Detail

getConfigurers

java.util.List<net.sf.oval.configuration.Configurer> getConfigurers(java.lang.Class clazz,
                                                                    java.lang.String context,
                                                                    boolean validateJPAAnnotations)

This method 'collects' all the validator configurations for a given action invocation.

It will traverse up the class hierarchy looking for validators for every super class and directly implemented interface of the current action, as well as adding validators for any alias of this invocation. Nifty!

Given the following class structure:

   interface Thing;
   interface Animal extends Thing;
   interface Quadraped extends Animal;
   class AnimalImpl implements Animal;
   class QuadrapedImpl extends AnimalImpl implements Quadraped;
   class Dog extends QuadrapedImpl;
 

This method will look for the following config files for Dog:

   Animal
   Animal-context
   AnimalImpl
   AnimalImpl-context
   Quadraped
   Quadraped-context
   QuadrapedImpl
   QuadrapedImpl-context
   Dog
   Dog-context
 

Note that the validation rules for Thing is never looked for because no class in the hierarchy directly implements Thing.

Parameters:
clazz - the Class to look up validators for.
context - the context to use when looking up validators. updated.
Returns:
a list of xml configurers for the given class and context.


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