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Incorrect elements in Bean Validation <validation-config> files

Reports incorrect elements in Bean Validation <validation-config> files:

  • References to non-instantiable classes

  • References to classes that do not extend required class

  • References to classes with inappropriate scope

  • Empty tag and attribute values

  • Tag and attribute values that do not match the required pattern (for example, Java Identifiers)

  • Tags that do not include required children tags or attributes

  • Tags that define objects with duplicate names


<validation-config> <default-provider>foo.UnknownProvider</default-provider> <!-- Cannot resolve class or package 'UnknownProvider' --> <message-interpolator>my.Interpolator</message-interpolator> <constraint-mapping>META-INF/ConstraintMappings.xml</constraint-mapping> <constraint-mapping>META-INF/unknown.xml</constraint-mapping> </validation-config>

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By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Jakarta EE: Bean Validation, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024