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From "Paul Benedict (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (STR-2956) Strongly typed forms in Action dispatching
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2006 04:09:15 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/struts/browse/STR-2956?page=comments#action_38329 ] 
            
Paul Benedict commented on STR-2956:
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Good points in paragraph one. I don't know if anyone has ever done strongly typed forms in
an action method. I never have seen it discussed. It's possible. This is definitely not a
solution for DynaBeans.

I agree the complexity would be raised. The reason I find the complexity appealing is because
I use non-Dyna forms 99% of the time. The casting could be one line I can remove in about
30 places :-) I got my idea off of Spring because Spring can auto-dect types, and I find that
kind of stuff appealing. I personally rather work with strict typing than casting from generics.

> Strongly typed forms in Action dispatching
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: STR-2956
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/struts/browse/STR-2956
>             Project: Struts 1
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.0 Final
>            Reporter: Paul Benedict
>             Fix For: 1.3.6
>
>
> Actions always cast a form into the intended subclass. It would be nice to allow the
the dispatch classes to match up against the strongly typed methods. Example:
> private ActionForward doMyAction(ActionMapping mapping, MyForm form, HttpServletRequest
request, HttpServletResponse response);

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