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From Ted Husted <hus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Expresso, Tiles and Multiple Controlers
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:08:41 GMT
I believe Mike Nash is planning to do some work on this on the Expresso
side as well. 

John Menke wrote:
> 
> I would like to use Expresso with Tiles.  Looking into the Struts resources
> section I found an entry for Multiple Controllers.  This appears to be what
> is needed to get Expresso and Tiles working together.  As per another
> previous post on the list:
> 
> -------------------------------
> From: Peter Georgiou
> Subject: Using tiles and expresso
> Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 09:14:50 -0800
> 
> Hi
> 
> My question regards using struts with tiles and expresso.   For tiles I need
> to define in web.xml:
> 
> org.apache.struts.tiles.ActionComponentServlet       and for expresso I need
> to define in web.xml:
> 
> com.jcorporate.expresso.core.controller.ExpressoActionServlet.
> 
> If I want to use both Tiles and Expresso what can I do to include both of
> the required Action classes.  The only way I can think of is to include the
> implementation of one within the other.  I'm ion.assuming that I can only
> use one Action servlet within an applicat
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Peter
> 
> ---------------------
> 
> Can the "multiple controllers" strategy be used to handle this:
> 
> Here is an excerpt from the README on Multiple Controllers
> 
> ----
> 
> Include the context attribute with the value of an action servlet name (from
> the <servlet-name> tag in the web.xml file) in the Struts custom tags that
> are affected by the fact that there are more than one action servlet in the
> web application. For simplicity, you can make sure to use the
> <struts-html:html> tag in all of your JSP pages and specify the context
> attribute for just that tag so that it will be global to all Struts tags
> inside the pages (e.g., <struts-html:html context="TestActionServlet">).
> 
> -----
> 
> So maybe for tiles tags I could  use
> 
> <tiles: insert context="ActionComponentServlet">
> 
> And the expresso tags would be the default context.
> 
> Using this I think all the Tiles tags would have to be made multiple context
> aware.  It might be better to create an Action Servlet that combines the
> properties of both  ActionComponentServlet and  ExpressoActionServlet as
> stated by others on the list.
> 
> Anyone have any ideas on how to achieve this integration?
> 
> -john
> 
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