CActiveForm::validate(array) => strange behaviour

Hello everyone,

I want to create records of three model classes with one form and prepared my form according to this tutorial in the wiki.

CActiveForm::validate supports an array of models instead of a single one. But my problem is, that if the first model fails the validation, the second and third models are not validated.

As a result in the front-end, it only says "some_field_of_the_first_model cannot be blank", although some fields of the other models are required but left blank. Not until I fill "some_field_of_the_first_model" and submit the form again, this expected error message appears.

What am I doing wrong?

PS: My create action looks like this:

	public function actionCreate()


            $item=new texItem;

            $auction=new texAuction;

            $sale=new texSale;

            // Uncomment the following line if AJAX validation is needed









                if($item->save() && $auction->save() && $sale->save()){