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From Brian Thompson <elephant...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Struts : Maintaining state of the Form
Date Wed, 12 May 2010 14:12:24 GMT
I wouldn't recommend that approach.  When the user hits the back
button, they'll jump out of the wizard entirely rather than going back
to the previous page (which is what a web user will expect).  Cue the
reports of "the wizard is broken!" ;)

-Brian






On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Rahul Mohan <rahul.mohan@tcs.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I would recommend the first option. Session memory usage has a much bigger
> impact than multiple hits to the server as the memory usage grows linearly
> with the number of users.  For retaining the previous view state, the best
> solution I have seen is to use a single page application, where each page
> in the wizard is downloaded as an HTML fragment and added to the divs
> inside the main page. That way, the previous 'pages' are just hidden divs
> and to go 'back' just unhide the previous div. ( Think of it as an  Ajax
> based tabbed pane without the tab buttons. )
>
> - rahul

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