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From "Jim Douglas" <jd...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: STRUTS
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 20:37:44 GMT
>From: Thorsten Scherler <thorsten@apache.org>
>Reply-To: user@forrest.apache.org
>To: user@forrest.apache.org
>Subject: Re: STRUTS
>Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 21:15:16 +0200
>
>El lun, 27-03-2006 a las 14:06 +0000, Jim Douglas escribió:
> > >From: Thorsten Scherler <thorsten.scherler@wyona.com>
> > >Reply-To: user@forrest.apache.org
> > >To: user@forrest.apache.org
> > >Subject: Re: STRUTS
> > >Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 12:10:08 +0200
> > >
> > >El dom, 26-03-2006 a las 16:09 +0000, Jim Douglas escribió:
> > > > I have a STRUTS base app and want to integrate it with Forrest.
> > > >
> > > > What Forrest config file would I need to modify to point to my 
>STRUTS
> > > > actions?
> > >
> > >Hi Jim.
>
>Hi again ;)
>
> > >That depends.
> > >
> > >There is *no* standard way to connect Struts with Cocoon.
> > >
>
>you know http://struts.sourceforge.net/struts-cocoon/index.html?
>
>BTW funny enough that the site is using forrest ;) jeje
>
>
> > >What are you trying to archive?
> >
> > I just want to connect the struts actions to the tabs and menus on the 
>top
> > and left.
>
>Just as links? Or the action forms?
>
>BTW which Struts version are you using?
>
> >
> > >
> > >Can you keep 2 different apps (struts and forrest) on two different
> > >ports?
> >
> > Would they have to be on different ports if I integrate into one webapp?
>
>If you want to integrate them like "marry them", then this thread has to
>be discussed on dev (I happly answer there in detail).
>
>Basicly you need to patch
>./main/webapp/WEB-INF/web.xml
>and add/declare the struts app.
>
>...more on dev (if you want). ;)
>
> > >
> > >What are your actions are doing? You are aware that using actions would
> > >mean to use forrest in dynamic mode?
> >
> > I have and input form to capture data and I also generate dynamic HTML 
>based
> > on input from the users.  I am using dynamic mode
> >
>
>Last time I had a couple of struts actions I just extracted all helper
>methods from the action classes and reduced the action to a minimum. I
>needed the action in another struts application and in lenya. I wrote
>a lenya usecase as replacement for the action class (doing the exact
>same thing via the helper classes) and used jx for the form (as jsp view
>ersatz), but that was with Apache lenya (as well cocoon based) and not
>actually here in forrest.
>
>I reckon if you are not married to the code something in flow and cform
>may fit. ...but nobody yet have done something with flow and cform in
>forrest AFAIK. ;)
>
> > >
> > >Do you want to get rid of struts-config.xml or want to keep it?
> >
> > I think I want to keep it.  It seems this would be the most flexible 
>option.
>
>That means you need to marry forrest with struts and have different
>servlet-mappings in the web.xml.
>
> > >
> > >Are you using old fashion skins or the dispatcher? Are you using shale?
> >
> > Skins.  No Shale.
>
>ok.
>
>Do you want the skin applied to your jsp views or do you want them
>unskined?
>
> > >
> > >BTW with the dispatcher it is quite simple to connect forrest with
> > >what-so-ever.
> >
> > Is the Dispacher available in 0.7?
>
>In 0.7 there is the dispatcher prototype (called views) but I do not
>recommend to use it. The dispatcher matured heaps. ;)
>
>In 0.8-dev the dispatcher is still in the whiteboard and it seems it
>will leave it in 0.9-dev (after the 0.8 release). The grammar has
>stabilized, but we still need more usecsases. ;)
>
> > When do you think .8 will be available?
>
>I hope soon. ;)
>
>See the current momentum on dev.
>
>salu2
>--
>thorsten
>
>"Together we stand, divided we fall!"
>Hey you (Pink Floyd)
>



>you know http://struts.sourceforge.net/struts-cocoon/index.html?

Great site.  I love the Ajax part.


Just as links? Or the action forms?

action forms


>BTW which Struts version are you using?
1.2

>If you want to integrate them like "marry them", then this thread has to
>be discussed on dev (I happly answer there in detail).

Yes I want to marry them.  I'll move this discussion over there


Jim



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