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From "James Mitchell" <jmitch...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Nested and Tiles taglibs together
Date Wed, 12 Mar 2003 15:38:21 GMT
Well, technically speaking, 2.0 was 1.3 until they decided there was
just too many goodies to make it 'just a minor release', but I haven't
heard anyone referring to it as 1.3 in a long time.


--
James Mitchell
Software Developer/Struts Evangelist
http://struts.sourceforge.net/struts-atlanta/



> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Graham [mailto:dgraham1980@hotmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 10:20 AM
> To: struts-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Nested and Tiles taglibs together
> 
> 
> Struts does support JSP 1.2.  There is no JSP 1.3, the next 
> version is 2.0 
> which Struts doesn't directly support yet.
> 
> David
> 
> 
> 
> >From: "Chris Butler" <cbutler@mateso.com>
> >Reply-To: "Struts Users Mailing List" 
> <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >To: <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >Subject: Nested and Tiles taglibs together
> >Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 10:11:11 -0500
> >
> >So, I've been using struts for a while... even back when 
> Tiles used to
> >be called "Components". :-)
> >I'm pretty impressed with how far things have come and how useful the
> >framework is...
> >
> >Anyway, I'm new to using <nested> tags and am trying to use them in
> >combination with Tiles.
> >The goal I have is to iterate over a bunch of questions, 
> each question
> >which has its own layout. For now, ignore how the layout switch is
> >handled - I'm more concerned about passing nested context 
> between tiles
> >if it's possible.  (I've actually accomplished the switch via a
> >logic:equals sort of hack for the time being rather than 
> pre-loading any
> >data in a tiles controller.  Why this works with a 
> tiles:insert, I'm not
> >sure since one would think it would have flush-from-within-a 
> custom-tile
> >issues as well.)
> >
> >First pass (without swapped layout):
> ><nested:iterate property="questions" scope="request">
> >     <nested:nest property="question">
> >         <nested:write property="questionText" /><br />
> >         <nested:hidden property="questionId" /><br />
> >	  <!-- insert answers here later -->
> >     </nested:nest>
> ></nested:iterate>
> >
> >What I would like to do in concept:
> >*** questions.jsp
> ><nested:iterate property="questions" scope="request">
> >     <tiles:insert attribute="questionLayout" flush="false"/>
> ></nested:iterate>
> >
> >*** questionLayout.jsp
> ><nested:nest property="question">
> >     <nested:write property="questionText" /><br />
> >     <nested:hidden property="questionId" /><br />
> >	  <!-- insert answers here later -->
> ></nested:nest>
> >
> >Problems I've had:
> >1. Tiles & flush = "false"
> >    I'm using JBoss 3.2.0RC1 w/Jetty - the Tiles flush tag 
> doesn't seem
> >    to work or Jetty mishandles it.  I know we're fighting 
> against the
> >JSP 1.1 spec.
> >    Symptom: The flushed tile HTML appears first, the 
> containing JSP HTML
> >after
> >
> >2. Losing nested context
> >    Once I do the tiles:insert, I lose the nested context.  
> I need to be
> >able
> >    to generate the problem index for each question in the 
> form.  This
> >should
> >    look something like:
> >    questions[0].question.questionId="nnnn"
> >    questions[1].question.questionId="mmmm"
> >
> >Thoughts:
> >1. When will Struts move to support JSP 1.2?  It's been around for a
> >long time now.
> >    In fact, isn't JSP 1.3 out there as well?
> >
> >2. Is there any good documentation on Tiles and Nested in 
> combination?
> >    So far, I've been to a lot of the struts resources 
> without much luck.
> >
> >3. I love the concept of Tiles controllers.  These are fantastic for
> >moving a
> >    Tile around a webapp solely by referencing it via the 
> JSP/tiles defs.
> >Is
> >    there anyway to leverage this concept in relation to my desired
> >objectives?
> >
> >Thanks loads - any tips or even possible approaches would be 
> fantastic.
> >
> >Chris
> >
> >
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