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From paulbrickell <>
Subject Re: actions defined in a package are visible in other packages??
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:51:11 GMT

Cool the docs would make life easier for us poor saps.

I don't think I was clear about what I am seeing. If I have an action tag in
my page like this...

<s:action name="/some-namespace/myAction" executeResult="true"/>

And a struts.xml file that defines a package with the namespace
'some-namespace' that contains an action called myAction I see no call to
the target action (I am debugging and have a breakpoint in my action). I
simply get a blank space in my output. However if I past a full url in my
browser e.g. all is


newton.dave wrote:
> --- paulbrickell <> wrote:
>> I had seen those, but the problem I was having was that at no point in
>> the
>> docs (afaik) is there an example of a URL to actually target an action in
>> a
>> namespace.
> Noted, although the <s:action...> [1] and <s:url...>[2] tag documentation
> does list the "namespace" attribute. I've added a task to add explicit
> examples.
>> Do not seem to work. However like this...
>> <s:action name="do" namespace="space"/>
>> does. 
>> Annoyingly this...
>> <s:action name="do.action" namespace="space"/> 
>> doesn't seem to work either.
> Correct, appending the prefix to <s:action...>, which already assumes
> you're
> referring to an action, wouldn't work.
>> And don't even get me started about using namespaced actions with the a
>> tag. href="/space/do" doesn't work either.
> Well, no, "href" is for a URL, not an action, and the docs explicitly
> build
> the URL with <s:url...>
>> And the final insult when the actions don't resolve properly it fails
>> silently and all I get is an empty browser.:-/
> I haven't seen that; do you have "devMode" turned on? Under what
> circumstances do you get an empty browser?
> Dave
> [1]
> [2]
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