“Message” or “message”, that is the question!


I just found a strange behavior for JSF message resource configuration. My app runs fine on Windows, but fails in Unix box with this:

java.util.MissingResourceException: Can’t find bundle for base name Messages, locale en.

Checking my face-config.xml,  it has


My classpath has message.properties file.  It works on Windows because for Windows is not case sensitive, but Unix is. Thus, after changing it to:


All works fine now.

The moral of the story is – mind your cases. I don’t Shakespeare would disagree either.