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From "Bredesen, Chris - NA US HQ Delray" <cbrede...@mytravelco.com>
Subject RE: [Newbie] ActionForm prepopulation
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2003 20:57:52 GMT
Perhaps I've musunderstood what action chaining is then?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jarnot Voytek Contr AU HQ/SC 
> [mailto:Voytek.Jarnot@MAXWELL.AF.MIL]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:54 PM
> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: [Newbie] ActionForm prepopulation
> 
> 
> Why is JSP -> .do -> .do -> JSP bad?  
> 
> I don't think you could make a case for doing population in 
> the form bean
> constructor - too much logic.  Besides, it wouldn't work, as that same
> constructor would be called when the user submitted the form 
> - you wouldn't
> want to redo the database calls then, right?  We don't do 
> action -> action
> very often (don't need to), but when needed it works fine.
> 
> --
> Voytek Jarnot
> Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bredesen, Chris - NA US HQ Delray
> > [mailto:cbredesen@mytravelco.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 2:43 PM
> > To: Struts Users Mailing List (E-mail)
> > Subject: [Newbie] ActionForm prepopulation
> > 
> > 
> > Hi group,
> > 
> > There's one general struts concept that I haven't fully 
> gotten my arms
> > around yet.  I'm trying to design without using action 
> > chaining, but I have
> > the following scenario:
> > 
> > - JSP posts to an action which accesses a form bean and does 
> > some business
> > logic
> > - The next JSP in the process has a DIFFERENT form bean on 
> > it, and values on
> > that one must be prepopulated using ... another action?
> > 
> > This would cause JSP -> .do -> .do -> JSP which we know is bad.
> > 
> > So then do I pre-pop my Form bean values in the ActionForm 
> > constructor?  As
> > member variables?  What happens when reset() is called ... 
> > how do I make
> > sure they return to their proper initial values upon reset?
> > 
> > Thanks for participating,
> > 
> > Chris
> > *Struts Evangelist in Training*
> > 
> > 
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