[cdi-dev] [JBoss JIRA] (CDI-218) Honor WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/beans.xml to activate WEB-INF/classes a bean archive
Dan Allen (JIRA)
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Mon Feb 20 10:51:36 EST 2012
Dan Allen created CDI-218:
Summary: Honor WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/beans.xml to activate WEB-INF/classes a bean archive
Project: CDI Specification Issues
Issue Type: Feature Request
Components: Packaging and Deployment
Reporter: Dan Allen
Chapter 12.1 specifies that beans.xml must be in the WEB-INF directory of a web archive to activate the WEB-INF/classes directory of that war as a bean archive (and thus make java:comp/BeanManager visible to the web app).
However, many developers find this location both confusing and inconvenient at times. The instinct of many developers is to put the beans.xml in WEB-INF/classes/META-INF since that follows the convention that applies to library jars.
Obviously, we cannot break backwards compatibility. Therefore, this issue proposes to honor either location in the war:
If both files are present, the WEB-INF/beans.xml should take precedence and a warning is recommended. (Merging them is not likely the behavior that a developer would want).
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