2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2010 8:49 AM by Jesper Pedersen RSS

moving validate capability to metadata

Stefano Maestri Expert

Hi guys,


during re-design of our metadata I've seen validate methods in current org.jboss.jca.common.metadata.Metadata. This class isn't at the moment a metadata itself, but it'd more or less a metadataFactory where this utility methods have been added.

I think we can move validate capability into metadatas itself, adding to our new JCAMetadata interface the method "public void validate() throws ValidateException".

Moreover we can change, during this refactoring, a bit the validation control flow, adding intead of the previous proposed above to JCAMetadata the method:

"public ValidationStatus validate();"

where ValidationStatus is a simple pojo with 2 member: boolean valid; List<String> validationErrors;


In practice I'm saying to move validation strategies as closer as possible to the object to validate and don't use exception to control the flow.


If you'll agree I'll open a Jira linked to JBJCA-385 and I'll take care of this one too.