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From shai200 <shai...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: Outputting raw HTML with s:property tag
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2008 20:51:01 GMT

Thanks, I think that'll do it! 


Al Sutton-4 wrote:
> 
> A polymorphic array would be my suggestion.
> 
> Have an array of objects which contain an identifier for the struts tag
> type, and the data needed to populate it. For example;
> 
> In your action you would have ;
> 
> 
> private MyPolyObject[] blah;
> 
> 
> Where MyPolyObject contains;
> 
> 
> class MyPolyObject {
> 	private int type
> 	private String value
> ...
> }
> 
> Then your JSP has
> 
> <s:iterator value="blah">
> 	<s:if test="type==1">
> 		<s:property value="%{value}">
> 	</s:if>
> 	<s:elseif test="type==2">
> 		<s:textfield value="%{value}">
> 	</s:elseif>
> 	....
> </s:iterator>
> 
> You can then build extend MyPolyObject into classes which hold the
> information for specific types (e.g. a Map for the s:select type).
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Al.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shai200 [mailto:shai200@gmail.com] 
> Sent: 03 January 2008 02:36
> To: user@struts.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Outputting raw HTML with s:property tag
> 
> 
> OK, here's what I'm doing: I am generating forms from external data.
> Meaning, I have some XML files, based on which, I am generating a form.
> 
> Normally I could do this without Actions, but rather include a bean into a
> JSP file (am I right about that?)
> 
> However, I also need to use request and response information, and that is
> why I was trying to do this through an action. 
> 
> Perhaps you have some suggestions for me?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 
> Laurie Harper wrote:
>> 
>> Leaving aside the issue that you really shouldn't be spitting HTML out 
>> of calls to action methods, the answer to your question is no. JSPs 
>> are aren't processed 'recursively' like that; you can't have the 
>> result of evaluating something in a JSP be something that needs
> evaluating.
>> 
>> Why do you want this? It sounds like you're trying to do too much of 
>> your presentation logic in action code, which is generally a bad idea.
>> If you describe what you're trying to achieve, someone can probably 
>> suggest a better approach.
>> 
>> L.
>> 
>> shai200 wrote:
>>> No, I want the output of my action to be yet another Struts tag (with 
>>> an
>>> s:
>>> suffix) which is translated into its HTML equivalent -  so for example:
>>> 
>>> If my JSP file includes:
>>> 
>>> <s:property value="property1">
>>> 
>>> then the output of myAction.getProperty1 will be the following code:
>>> 
>>> <s:property value="property2">
>>> 
>>> and that in turn returns "Hello". 
>>> 
>>> So I want the outcome to be "Hello" on the screen.
>>> 
>>> Another example: 
>>> 
>>> <s:property value="mytextbox">
>>> 
>>> and the output of that will be
>>> 
>>> <s:textfield value="hello".... >
>>> 
>>> and I want the result to be a text field displaying the string "hello"
>>> inside it.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Etcetera...
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> newton.dave wrote:
>>>> --- shai200 <shai200@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Second question - how can I use struts tags as output (i.e.
>>>>> <s:textarea>)?
>>>>> Can Struts in turn convert them into HTML code by outputting Struts 
>>>>> HTML tag using <s:property > ?
>>>> You mean you want to display the (escaped) HTML created by a tag?
>>>>
>>>> d.
>>>>
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