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From Laurie Harper <>
Subject Re: [LAZY] I could research this, but crunched for time... using different messages?
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2008 20:05:46 GMT
Struts only differentiates the two message types, so you would have to 
pick one of your three categories and arrange for those messages to be 
stored under a different key. You'd then need to use something other 
than the html:messages tag to display them, since that tag only knows 
about the two message types supported by Struts.

A possible alternative might be to use the message key as the 
differentiator, if you can ensure that (a) all validation errors use a 
field-name key and all non-validation errors use 


Rick Reumann wrote:
> Struts 1.1..
> How would I display validation messages different than other standard
> messages that I want to display? I'm using a common messages header,
> but I'd like to modify it so that I could display errors differently.
> It probably has to do with how I'm saving messages...
> For example for Validation errors:
> //validation
> errors.add(ActionMessages.GLOBAL_MESSAGE, new
> ActionMessage("errors.req", "Something"));
> saveErrors(request, errors);
> //display a success message
> messages.add(ActionMessages.GLOBAL_MESSAGE, new
> ActionMessage("message.update.success", person.getName()));
> saveMessages(request, messages);
> The problem is I'm doing the same thing for other types of errors as well:
> //display and error message of update of person failed
> errors.add(ActionMessages.GLOBAL_MESSAGE, new
> ActionMessage("errors.update.failed", person.getName()));
> saveErrors(request, errors);
> Everything is fine between success messages, but I'd like to be able
> to display my validation errors differenty.. for example below I'm
> using a <li> but maybe for regular error messages I don't want to use
> a list. What's the best way to save different type of messages .. I'll
> only have three.. validationErrors, regularErrors, and
> successMessages.
> Here is my common page header for the display...
> <div id="messageSection">
> 	<c:if test='${ !empty
> requestScope["org.apache.struts.action.ACTION_MESSAGE"] }'>
> 	    <html:messages id="msg" message="true">
> 	        <span class="message"><c:out value="${msg}"
> escapeXml="true"/></span><br/>
> 	    </html:messages>
> 	</c:if>
> 	<c:if test='${ !empty requestScope["org.apache.struts.action.ERROR"] }'>
> 	    <ul class="listError">
> 	    <html:messages id="error" message="false">
> 	        <li><c:out value="${error}" escapeXml="true"/></li>
> 	    </html:messages>
> 	    </ul>
> 	</c:if>
> </div>

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