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Leniently bind "is" prefix for boolean properties (along the lines of Jackson) [SPR-16135] #20683

spring-issuemaster opened this issue Oct 31, 2017 · 1 comment


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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Oct 31, 2017

gtxx opened SPR-16135 and commented

I want to bind request parameters to User class instance, and there is a boolean field in User class.

1. controller class
UserBo ttt(User user){
        return user;
public class User {
    private String username;
    private Boolean isActive;

setter for isActive field works only if it's like this:

public void setIsActive(Boolean active) {
        isActive = active;

If I use Intellij to generate setter and getter, setter is like this:

public void setActive(Boolean active) {
        isActive = active;

with above setter, spring can't bind query parameter isActive to User.isActive.

Jackson can support both setters, I wonder if spring can improve query parameter binding like Jackson.

Affects: 4.3.10

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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Oct 31, 2017

Juergen Hoeller commented

According to the JavaBeans convention, the name of the property "active" matches a setActive method, and a property name "isActive" matches setIsActive. The more common form is certainly the first, dropping the "is" prefix not only from the setter method but also from the property/parameter name.

That said, I wasn't aware that Jackson leniently binds the "is" prefix here. This makes it worth considering on our end as well.

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