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From Adam Hardy <>
Subject Re: BeanMapping WAS: [Poll] action mappings
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2003 14:40:34 GMT
Hey Matt,
do you use different types in your dynaforms or do you stick to just 
strings? I was wondering about using dynaforms as transfer objects like 
you mention, but I only use strings, since incorrect form entries for 
non-string types don't make it back into the form after validation failure.

And I would want to have types in my transfer objects.


On 09/26/2003 10:44 PM Sgarlata Matt wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mainguy, Mike" <>
> To: "'Struts Users Mailing List'" <>
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 3:35 PM
> Subject: BeanMapping WAS: [Poll] action mappings
>>I think your way is perfectly acceptable.  I like to try and use the
>>supplied interfaces (i.e. DynaBean) if they suit my needs and, to date,
>>DynaBean has served me well.  You can use BeanUtils to map DynaBeans to
>>POJO's and visa versa (as a matter of fact you can to it to/from  maps
> also
>>I believe).
> After working with DynaBeans some more, I agree with you.  I am going to use
> them as my type for transfer objects as well instead of the strategy I
> outlined before where I defined my own IInputForm and IDynaInputForm
> interfaces.
>>My only gripe with using the commons-beanutils would be that I would
> perhaps
>>like to have a couple levels of DynaBean and perhaps at the simplest level
>>only have an interface like you describe (i.e. fewer methods in
> implement).
> I would like to see an empty interface called
> org.apache.commons.beanutils.Bean, but I can see that being a huge point of
> contention so I'm not going to press for it.
> Matt
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