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From "Musachy Barroso (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (WW-2732) <s:text name="key"/> OGNL-evaluates "key" when it is not found in resource bundle
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:31:36 GMT

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Musachy Barroso commented on WW-2732:
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In fact, after changing the documentation I started to add a param to the tag. It will be
in trunk soon, that's why I didnt close the ticket with my last comment.

> <s:text name="key"/> OGNL-evaluates "key" when it is not found in resource bundle
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: WW-2732
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/struts/browse/WW-2732
>             Project: Struts 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Plugin - Tags, Value Stack
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.2
>         Environment: Tested with 2.1.2, but the issue could have existed earlier.
>            Reporter: Pierre Thibaudeau
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: Future
>
>
> <s:text name="key"/> outputs the resource message designated by "key".
> If no such message exists (and the body of the tag is empty), it reverts to outputting
the name of the key itself, as an unevaluated string.  At least, that's the behaviour of the
tag, as described in the documentation.
> In fact, however, the name of the key is now being evaluated as an OGNL expression, and
if that turns out to be valid, that is what's printed.
> This, in my view, is counter-intuitive and probably counter-productive.  Consider the
case of a ModelDriven<Book> action exposing a Book-object to the View.
> Normally,
>      <s:text name="title"/>: ${title}
> would have yielded:
>     title: The Great Gatsby
> if the resource message "title" was missing from the resource bundle.  That's not too
bad an outcome.  However, with the key being OGNL-evaluated, we would get the following output:
>     The Great Gatsby: The Great Gatsby
> which I find a little puzzling...

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