Today marks the day of the release of Stubbles 1.2.0. This release features improvements for the XSL view engine, namely introduction of support for bot link cloaking, and the handling of the session id as a normal request parameter instead as part of the path. Additionally, if a user agent is now recognized as a bot the link creation functionality of the stub:link template will not add the session id to the created URL. This is applicable for user agents only which are not recognized as bots and which do not support cookies. All of this should help applications build on Stubbles to be more SEO compliant and should help improve the search indexing from search engine bots.
As this is a major release all code which was deprecated with 1.1.0 was removed. If you still rely on interceptor and database configurations in XML, now is the time to upgrade both to property file based configurations.
With the addition of Romanian translations for error messages delivered by the framework Stubbles can now be used for Romanian applications out of the box.