[jboss-user] [JBoss Seam] - Re: NullPointer during Identity.hasPermission ?

kariem do-not-reply at jboss.com
Mon Feb 11 12:44:14 EST 2008

Thank you, Shane. I was aware that it is a varargs param, but I did not know that it behaved differently for hasPermission(String, String) and hasPermission(String, String, null).

In both cases it should throw a NullPointer in this line:
for (int i = 0; i < arg.length; i++)

Apart from that, as I said I have stumbled into this solution after several iterations. The code I have had previously looked like this (adapted from the documentation)
public void deleteCustomer() {
  |     Identity.instance().checkRestriction("#{s:hasPermission('customer','delete',null)}");
  | }
The null was added by me. Without the third parameter I get the following error
javax.el.ELException: Function 's:hasPermission' specifies 3 params, but 2 were declared
  | 	at org.jboss.el.lang.ExpressionBuilder.visit(ExpressionBuilder.java:181)
  | 	at org.jboss.el.parser.SimpleNode.accept(SimpleNode.java:129)
  | 	at org.jboss.el.lang.ExpressionBuilder.prepare(ExpressionBuilder.java:138)
  | 	at org.jboss.el.lang.ExpressionBuilder.build(ExpressionBuilder.java:152)
  | 	at org.jboss.el.lang.ExpressionBuilder.createValueExpression(ExpressionBuilder.java:195)
  | 	at org.jboss.el.ExpressionFactoryImpl.createValueExpression(ExpressionFactoryImpl.java:68)
  | 	at org.jboss.seam.el.SeamExpressionFactory.createValueExpression(SeamExpressionFactory.java:98)
No way to specify only 2 parameters, and 3 parameters result in a null pointer. I cannot believe this is intended.

I have some questions now:
* is there a general contract for the different behavior on the hasPermission method without a 3rd parameter and null as the third parameter? (the null pointer is thrown, when I use the syntax with s:checkPermission)
  | * Is the last exception ok this way?
  | * Shouldn't there be a method without the third parameter?

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