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10.6. Bean Validation

10.6.1. About Bean Validation

Bean Validation, or JavaBeans Validation, is a model for validating data in Java objects. The model uses built-in and custom annotation constraints to ensure the integrity of application data. The specification is documented here: http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=303.
Hibernate Validator is the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform's implementation of Bean Validation. It is also the reference implementation of the JSR.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is 100% compliant with JSR 303 - Bean Validation. Hibernate Validator also provides additional features to the specification.
To get started with Bean Validation, refer to the bean-validation quickstart example: Section 1.5.2.1, “Access the Java EE Quickstart Examples”.