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From Dana Hata <>
Subject Re: struts repopulate bug?
Date Wed, 05 May 2004 01:37:38 GMT
Answers to the questions below...

I spent 10 hours on it so far, so I've tried many things.  Now I did see
the Action errors listed in the JSP.  Either Struts is not putting the
form bean on the request/session, or it's not populating what it did put
on the request/session with was it found in the submitted form bean.


On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 21:26, Riyad Kalla wrote:
> Dana,
> Yes Struts should and does do this. It actually does this so well, that 
> for login forms you need to manually clear the beans or else it 
> repopulates the values :)
> 1) Are you syncing up the names/properties of your fields on your JSP 
> page in the form with the property names of the Form?
> .. Java snippet ..
> public String getUserName();
> public void setUserName(String userName);
> ... JSP Snippet ...
> <html:text name="userForm" property="userName" />
	Yes.  I am following Struts' strict naming conventions.

> 2) Did you implement your reset method cleanly?
> 3) Is your validate method straight forward?
> if(userName == null || userName.length() == 0)
>   // make/add some errors
> return actionErrors;
> 4) How is your action defined in your struts-config? Did you specify a 
> scope for the bean? Have you tried NOT specifying the scope?
	I have tried both session and request, and neither worked, though it
shouldn't matter which one you choose, no?

> I want to reassure you that Struts does this very well and doesn't need 
> you to hack around it, so if this is not working for you, we just need 
> to keep trying.
> Dana Jeffrey Hata wrote:
> >I'm using Struts with WSAD, and I am attempting something very simple, which should
happen automagically.  Basically, I just need to have the form re-populate after submitting
a form which doesn't pass the form bean's validate method.  Should happen without any special
coding from me, as this is supposed to be a feature of struts.  Well, it didn't happen for
me.  I checked things like form-bean scope.  By plugging in some strategically placed System.outs,
I realized that struts was creating a new formbean object, and populating it, but when it
came back to my JSP, that was using a different formbean object.  Shouldn't it be getting
the form bean which (should have been) placed in the request/session by the actionservlet?
 Well, it apparently wasn't, because the way I got it to work was simply putting the following
line at the end of my formbean validate():
> >
> >request.setAttribute(<my formbean name>,this);
> >
> >This made everhything work, so my question is, why the hell didn't struts do this?
 Isn't it supposed to?  Is there anything I could have done to make struts not do this, or
maybe place a different form bean instance on the request?  It works now, but I don't like
> >
> >Thanks in advance,
> >
> >Dana 
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