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So can i conclude that even if Specs says "MUST NOT" its application vendor specific.
Joined: May 25, 2006
Your goal is to pass the exam. Stick to the spec. I don't see a point in proving that some vendor implementation allows some things which are prohibited by spec. BTW: Relying on such things in real commercial projects is not the smartest thing to do.
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The implementation you are using appears to be in violation of the spec.
Independent Consultant — Author, EJB 3 in Action — Expert Group Member, Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1
Joined: Aug 05, 2006
Yes it cleary violates the specification. The code was deployed with jboss-4.2.3.GA application server.
Looks like one must not use jboss-4.2.3.GA.
Please suggest a better application server which is completely compliant with ejb 3.0 specification
I think we need to put these similar cases in SCBCD FAQ, if its not there already.
Joined: Feb 01, 2005
The reality is that no application server is *100%* spec compliant. That being said, I don't think this is really a critical issue, as long as your code is spec compliant. All Java EE 5 certified application servers must pass the Sun compatibility test kit, but the set of tests in the test kit is not necessarily perfect (I think that would be an almost impossible job).
I would say try JBoss 5, which is Java EE 5 certified. GlassFish, Geronimo, WebLogic and WebSphere are good choices too. In particular, I know that Geronimo and WebLogic tries hard to be spec compliant, even beyond the certification test kit.