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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Struts session scoped forms
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2007 15:54:02 GMT
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Dave,

Dave Newton wrote:
> --- Christopher Schultz wrote:
>> If page2.jsp contains a form, then it is perfectly
>> natural to use an ActionForm to shuttle data from
> the
>> action to the page.
> 
> That's actually debatable, and has been in the past.
> 
> Some people prefer to use ActionForms exclusively for
> form data and not Plain Old Presentation Data. I am of
> this camp.

If you have a form that needs to be populated, submitted, validated and
possibly re-displayed, why not use an ActionForm to populate the form in
the first place?

Otherwise, you have crazy code in the form just to pre-populate form
values -- checking both the POJO (or whatever) and the ActionForm.

- -chris
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