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public class: ValidatorTag [javadoc | source]

All Implemented Interfaces:
    IterationTag, Serializable

Deprecated! This - has been partially replaced by ValidatorELTag . The remainder of the functionality, namely, the binding facility and the implementation of the #createValidator method, is now an implementation detail.

ValidatorTag is a base class for all JSP custom actions that create and register a Validator instance on the EditableValueHolder associated with our most immediate surrounding instance of a tag whose implementation class is a subclass of UIComponentTag . To avoid creating duplicate instances when a page is redisplayed, creation and registration of a Validator occurs only if the corresponding UIComponent was created (by the owning UIComponentTag ) during the execution of the current page.

This class may be used directly to implement a generic validator registration tag (based on the validator-id specified by the id attribute), or as a base class for tag instances that support specific Validator subclasses. This id attribute must refer to one of the well known validator-ids, or a custom validator-id as defined in a faces-config.xml file.

Subclasses of this class must implement the createValidator() method, which creates and returns a Validator instance. Any configuration properties that specify the limits to be enforced by this Validator must have been set by the createValidator() method. Generally, this occurs by copying corresponding attribute values on the tag instance.

This tag creates no output to the page currently being created. It is used solely for the side effect of Validator creation.

Fields inherited from javax.servlet.jsp.tagext.TagSupport:
id,  pageContext,  class$javax$servlet$jsp$tagext$Tag
Method from javax.faces.webapp.ValidatorTag Summary:
createValidator,   doStartTag,   release,   setBinding,   setValidatorId
Methods from javax.servlet.jsp.tagext.TagSupport:
class$,   doAfterBody,   doEndTag,   doStartTag,   findAncestorWithClass,   getId,   getParent,   getValue,   getValues,   release,   removeValue,   setId,   setPageContext,   setParent,   setValue
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.faces.webapp.ValidatorTag Detail:
 protected Validator createValidator() throws JspException 
 public int doStartTag() throws JspException 

    Create a new instance of the specified Validator class, and register it with the UIComponent instance associated with our most immediately surrounding UIComponentTag instance, if the UIComponent instance was created by this execution of the containing JSP page.

 public  void release() 

    Release references to any acquired resources.

 public  void setBinding(String binding) throws JspException 

    Set the expression that will be used to create a ValueExpression that references a backing bean property of the Validator instance to be created.

 public  void setValidatorId(String validatorId) 

    Set the identifer of the Validator instance to be created.