If you mean that you are using or , and this is the button you are clicking, then there is no request being made to the server. The reset button is client-side; the browser just resets the form to whatever the values were at the time the form was last submitted. That's why they "magically" return. :)
The reset() method in your ActionForm is *only* called when you do a submit to an action URL that uses this ActionForm. The reset *button* in html forms doesn't do a submit. So, if you want your reset() method to be invoked, you need another mini-form, which only contains a submit button (you can label it reset, clear, or whatever) and maybe a hidden value or something to instruct your action to not do anything (i.e., action=reset). In your action, just check for this value in the form or request, and do nothing. The reset method in your form will already have been called.
Note: Do NOT use another submit button in the same html form as the one containing your entry fields (use a separate form), as the values they contain will be submitted....and since Struts calls the reset() method *before* populating your form, the form will still get populated with the 'old' values, negating the effects of your reset logic.
hope this helps,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Mutiso 2 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 4:34 PM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: *reset* why is it not being called
> I have a form that on succesful submission loops back to the
> same page but
> more data is displayed at the bottom of the page.
> My problem is that the reset button in the form only clears
> the form to the
> data that was in the form after the last submit. So every
> time I submit, if
> I press reset nothing appears to work. If clear the form
> manually and press
> reset, my old values from my last submit magically return.
> How to I correct this problem. config looks something like:
> and I have a " "
> in my global
> My form is "