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From Ted Husted <>
Subject Re: Request: Property vs Attribute
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2002 13:04:33 GMT
You might want to start with an ActionForm bean that represents the OK
dialog page. 

This should include properties for a base forward and for a paramId and
param (like the html:link tag). 

The Action for the OK button would then look for the given forward, 

ActionForward baseForward = mapping.findForward(okForm.getForward());

and create a new forward, with the paramId and param properties,
something like

StringBuffer newPath = baseForward.getPath();
return new ActionForward(newPath.getString());

See the HTML link code for a more robust implementation of this.
Ideally, something like this should be off in a utility package, so as
to not introduce HTTP nastiness into an otherwise pristine Action. =:o)

Be sure to create new ActionForward, since the mapping will return the
original instance used by the entire application. 


-- Ted Husted, Husted dot Com, Fairport NY USA.
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Andreas Mack wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-02-15 at 02:19, Ted Husted wrote:
> I have a question along these lines:
> Quite often I have thing like an acknowledge page, very much
> like an Ok Dialog: "The password has been changed successfully.
> <html:submit>OK</html:submit>". I'm toying with the idea of generalize
> this by having an "OKAction" and an okdialog.jsp where I parametrize
> or attributize the message and the forward (yes, this is bad, routing
> outside of struts-config.xml).
> It works, but only sub-optimal, because to return to a specific page
> "/" requires the uid field. Somehow this should be within
> the generic okdialog.jsp. I'd like to have a collection of parameters
> set which are dynamically added to the okdialog.jsp in hidden fields,
> but hidden::name/property seems to be "static". Any hints here ? Am I
> down a wrong road ? How do others do these quite generic dialogs ?
> Thanks!
> --
> Andreas Mack <>
> mediales. GmbH
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