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Bug 134206 - Previous public JSP Parser APIs are now missing!
Summary: Previous public JSP Parser APIs are now missing!
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: javaee
Classification: Unclassified
Component: JSP Parser (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@javaee
Keywords: API
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-30 00:18 UTC by _ potingwu
Modified: 2010-09-21 10:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description _ potingwu 2008-04-30 00:18:10 UTC
NetBeans IDE changed some 'public' API (these APIs are public in NB 5.5 & 6.0) to friend and broke the 3rd party
developers of the Facelets plugin. This is been thought as a showstopper from the Facelets development.

Besides, it affects not just the 3rd party modules! Web.jsf currently uses "implementation dependency" to access some
APIs that are not even under the friend-packages list.

I understand we should not expose the whole like 5.5 & 6.0. But we should plan to make partial of them public for
continuing development. We should also encourage all web frameworks developers to use these APIs instead of implementing
their own and behave differently.

The missing APIs are:

From org.netbeans.modules.web.core.syntax:

From org.netbeans.modules.web.jspparser:

And the APIs web.jsf currently uses 'implementation dependency' are:

Comment 1 Andrei Badea 2008-04-30 13:04:16 UTC
> Web.jsf currently uses "implementation dependency" to access some
> APIs that are not even under the friend-packages list.

web.jsf has been using an implementation dependency since 5.5, since it needs other packages from web.core.syntax (such
as  the JSP code completion items). So that impl dep is unrelated to the change that made web.core.syntax and
web.jspparser friend APIs in 6.1.
Comment 2 _ potingwu 2008-04-30 17:08:10 UTC
Thanks for clarifying. If we can publish a 'JSP Editor API', then the code-completion should be a candidate as well.
Comment 3 Petr Jiricka 2008-05-03 01:29:43 UTC
Sounds like an enhancement request, not a defect, right? Since Facelets module can use the friend API in trunk (NB 6.5
codebase), there is no user visible problem.