[jax-rs-spec users] Re: Bean Validation question

From: Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:25:22 -0300

Hi Gunnar,

>> Thanks for this detailed email, Ron
>> I must admit I cannot convince myself whether asking users to add the annotation to validate or asking users to add the annotation to disable is correct. That's why I had not replied yet. At the moment, I tend to agree with Santiago that this should be on by default.
> Yes, I think for the JAX-RS case that probably makes sense.
> The question is whether that's something which must be defined by the
> spec or whether a user might simply enable validation on a global
> level using some sort of descriptor file (like validation.xml for BV
> or beans.xml for CDI). I think personally I'd prefer the latter option
> as it is a bit less “auto-magic“. A way to globally turn off method
> validation would probably needed in the case it's implicitly enabled
> by default.

 Have you given any more thought to this issue? I.e., the ability to globally turn validation on/off?

> I don't know though, whether there is such global descriptor for JAX-XS.

 We don't have one. If BV does not provide a mechanism for this, we'll likely need to define a new annotation in JAX-RS to disable validation.


-- Santiago