Is it possible to use Hibernate Validator for validating Hibernate domain objects, having the validation parameters be specified declaratively in XML instead of using annotations, and perhaps using Spring to initialize/configure Hibernate Validator?
I generate the Hibernate mappings and domain classes, so I do not want to add annotations to them.
I already know Hibernate Validator 4 supports XML declaration of validation parameters, but it seems this is still in Beta phase? Anyway I could not find the correct maven dependencies for a stable version.
I also found a way to configure Hibernate Validator in Spring by adding a validation event listener bean to the applicationcontext.xml. However, that particular class could not be found so again, I need the correct dependencies.
If the above is possible, can somebody help me get started with the correct dependencies, and Java code or Spring configuration to initialize/execute validation?