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Re: [platform-ui-dev] validation


Thanks for the extra context.  As mentioned, some recent changes went into 
validation in text editors, mainly to allow VCM providers to hook in.
Are all the instances you know of so far text-based?
We may need to push this down to arbitrary editors.


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In WSAD (and in an increasing number of the IBM eclipse-based tools), 
Validate is an important concept.  Basically, for a good number of editors 
that are backed by a well formed models (eg., HTML, SQL, XML, etc.), the 
Validate action allows users to check the correctness of what they have 
entered in the editor, without committing (saving) those changes to some 
persistent store. 

As you say, the closest concept in the platform at the moment is build. 
But this action has strong ties back to the complier heritage of IDEs and 
isn't, perhaps, the most generic or extensible action to pattern our work 
on as we go forward. 

As the thinking around the workbench further matures, perhaps the notion 
of "validation" as distinct from "save" can be considered. 


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