[cdi-dev] @WithAnnotations and meta-annotations

Mark Struberg struberg at yahoo.de
Wed Jan 13 06:19:08 EST 2016

I think we don’t check for the meta-annotations neither. But would need to look at the code in detail.


> Am 13.01.2016 um 11:16 schrieb Martin Kouba <mkouba at redhat.com>:
> Hi all,
> suppose the following use-case:
> * a class Foo annotated with a stereotype @Alpha which declares another 
> stereotype @Bravo with meta-annotation @Baz
> * a PAT observer annotated with @WithAnnotations({ Baz.class })
> The question is: should this observer method be called for Foo? In other 
> words, how should we interpret "11.5.6. ProcessAnnotatedType event"? The 
> current spec wording seems ambiguous.
> Weld currently does not perform the check "recursively", i.e. the 
> observer method will not be called as Weld only considers annotations on 
> the annotated type, on any member/parameter of the annotated type, or 
> meta-annotations of such annotations (i.e. goes one level down).
> I'm not sure about OWB.
> Also note that there is no TCK test for this special use-case.
> Thanks,
> Martin
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