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From Dakota Jack <>
Subject Re: Correct Prepopulate Method
Date Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:25:28 GMT
But, Craig has indicated in other places that he thinks my way of
doing it resonates with him fine and is consistent with OOP
principles.  Anyway, who created it and why is a historical answer. 
The question, I thought, was about logic?  ///;-)

On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 21:31:43 -0800, Craig McClanahan <> wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 09:31:33 -0800, Dakota Jack <> wrote:
> >
> > If you do this, you won't think of the ActionForm as some sort of
> > mirror of the JSP/HTML form which stands between the Action and the
> > form.
> The fact that ActionForm was designed originally *precisely* to be a
> container for the server side state of a JSP/HTML form is totally
> beside the point :-).
> Jack doesn't like using it that way, and that's fine -- but that was
> exactly the original intent.  And this is why his ideas don't always
> resonate with people who use Struts the way it was originally created.
> Craig

"You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it float on its back."
~Dakota Jack~

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