Hi Matt,

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 9:55 PM, Matt Benson <mbenson@apache.org> wrote:
I would challenge
as defying the specification. The current version says at
http://beanvalidation.org/2.0/spec/#integration-general-executable and
in the code for ExecutableType that NONE is essentially ignored in the
presence of other types (and effectively, always). I see nothing to
dictate that NONE should be treated differently in the XML descriptor
than elsewhere.

Outch, this one is an old one :).

The spec is very clear about the behavior of @ValidateOnExecution:
"A list containing NONE and other types of executables is equivalent to a list containing the types of executables without NONE."

Same in the @ExecutableType javadoc:
     * None of the executables.
     * <p>
     * Note that this option is equivalent to an empty list of executable types
     * and is present to improve readability. If {@code NONE} and other types of executables
     * are present in a list, {@code NONE} is ignored.

I can't find anything specific to the XML configuration so I suppose we should follow the same rule.

@Gunnar does old Gunnar have any recollection of what young Gunnar did back at the time?