I have been at this for quite a while and have not found a prior discussion of this. The problem I have is that @NotNull is not working for me when using <rich:beanValidator/>. for example it does not work for Boolean values, and niether with entity objects for which I have created a JSF converter. @NotNull works with String types if I create a custom converter to check for empty strings and convert them to null values, I tried the same with the others but no dice.
Is there some sort of limitation with beanValidator and @NotNull?
btw I am using richfaces 3.2.2 and JBoss 4.2.3