Class URLValidator

  extended by project35.soa.validation.AbstractEditFieldValidationService
      extended by project35.soa.validation.URLValidator
All Implemented Interfaces:, ServiceClass, EditFieldValidationService, FieldValidationService

public class URLValidator
extends AbstractEditFieldValidationService

Supposed to check whether field is a valid URL. However, this became a bit complicated considering users might type in relative or absolute paths, which wouldn't necessarily be in a URL format. It could check if the URL exists but that might end up annoying the user. This class will probably be removed in the next release.

Copyright (c) Kevin Garwood and University of Manchester 2007. All rights reserved. Licensed under the Academic Free License version 3.0. For more information on the terms and conditions, please see the file "LICENSE" that is included in this distribution.

Kevin Garwood (, code contributions from 2002 - September 30, 2007.
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Field Summary
Fields inherited from class project35.soa.validation.AbstractEditFieldValidationService
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 java.util.ArrayList validate(Project35FormContext project35FormContext, java.lang.String value)
          validates the field value and returns any error messages
Methods inherited from class project35.soa.validation.AbstractEditFieldValidationService
getFieldName, getInitialisationParameters, initialiseService, isEmpty, isFieldRequired, setFieldName, setRequiredField, validateRequiredField
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public URLValidator()
Method Detail


public java.util.ArrayList validate(Project35FormContext project35FormContext,
                                    java.lang.String value)
Description copied from interface: EditFieldValidationService
validates the field value and returns any error messages

Specified by:
validate in interface EditFieldValidationService
Specified by:
validate in class AbstractEditFieldValidationService
value - the value of the field
a collection of Alert instances that represent errors,warnings,points of information or requests for more information if no errors were found