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From "James Holmes (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (WW-2732) <s:text name="key"/> OGNL-evaluates "key" when it is not found in resource bundle
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:29:38 GMT

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James Holmes updated WW-2732:
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    Fix Version/s: Future
       Issue Type: Improvement  (was: Bug)

The code is currently working as designed so I'm going to mark this as an improvement.

> <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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