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Simplify Groovy ContextLoaders in the TCF

This commit simplifies the implementations of loadBeanDefinitions() in
GenericGroovyXmlContextLoader and GenericGroovyXmlWebContextLoader.

Due to the recent bug fix for GroovyBeanDefinitionReader regarding full
support for XML config files, these Groovy context loaders can now
simply use a GroovyBeanDefinitionReader instead of a
GroovyBeanDefinitionReader plus an XmlBeanDefinitionReader.

Issue: SPR-12769
latest commit e24a7ded62
Sam Brannen sbrannen authored
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.settings/gradle Remove spring-asm and inline ASM 4 into spring-core
buildSrc/src/main Polishing
gradle Fix cleanEclipseJdtUi task in the Gradle build
spring-aop/src Harmonize resources location
spring-aspects Harmonize resources location
spring-beans-groovy/src/main Fully support XML config in GroovyBeanDefinitionReader
spring-beans/src Harmonize resources location
spring-context-support/src Harmonize resources location
spring-context Fully support XML config in GroovyBeanDefinitionReader
spring-core/src Include charset in EncodedResource.equals()
spring-expression Harmonize resources location
spring-framework-bom Add a 'bill of materials' project for Maven users
spring-instrument-tomcat/src Harmonize log configuration
spring-instrument/src Harmonize log configuration
spring-jdbc/src Polish Javadoc for ScriptStatementFailedException constructor
spring-jms/src Revised documentation on AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE behavior
spring-messaging/src MessageHeaderAccessor defensively checks id, timestamp and contentTyp…
spring-orm-hibernate4/src Support for Hibernate Validator 5.2
spring-orm/src Harmonize resources location
spring-oxm Remove pre-3.2 deprecated classes and methods
spring-test Simplify Groovy ContextLoaders in the TCF
spring-tx/src Harmonize resources location
spring-web/src Harmonize resources location
spring-webmvc-portlet/src Harmonize resources location
spring-webmvc-tiles2/src Suppress warnings in tests
spring-webmvc/src Harmonize resources location
spring-websocket/src Polishing
src Harmonize resources location
.gitignore Add .gradletasknamecache to .gitignore
.mailmap Change to
CONTRIBUTING-DOCUMENTATION.adoc Hard-wrap CONTRIBUTING-DOCUMENTATION at 90 chars Update links to Spring JIRA server Remove link to forums in README
build.gradle Harmonize resources location Next Development Version
gradlew Replace MaxPermSize use in build scripts
gradlew.bat Upgrade to Gradle 1.8 and propdeps 0.0.5
import-into-eclipse.bat Fixed URLs in import-into-eclipse scripts Update Eclipse project import script Update IDEA guidelines
settings.gradle Make Tiles 3 the default implementation in spring-webmvc

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