Richard Eckart de Castilho commented on UIMA-346:

I think we could break this in a move to UIMAv3 and say that this type of 
overriding is no longer supported and instead the resourceBinding should be 

> Declaration of multiple externalResources with the same name is not reported 
> as an error.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: UIMA-346
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/UIMA-346
>             Project: UIMA
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core Java Framework
>    Affects Versions: 2.3
>            Reporter: Adam Lally
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: Resources
> A user reports that it is difficult to debug a situation where developers 
> have accidentally declared two resources with the same name.  UIMA currently 
> logs a WARNING message in this case.
> The severity could be increased to SEVERE.  Also we could add a "strict 
> descriptor checking" mode (off by default) that throws an Exception in this 
> case, and possibly other cases.  We probably shouldn't have this on by 
> default since it could break existing applications that currently work.
> Also our documentation should say that qualified names should be used for 
> resources, e.g. org.myorg.myproj.myresource, to minimize the chance of 
> accidental name clashes.

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