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From "Rob Decker" <>
Subject Re: struts-faces mailing list
Date Fri, 29 Apr 2005 21:00:59 GMT
I have an existing app written with struts actions and JSTL in jsp. I just want to add 
the tree component so people can browse my data. I tried to convert the whole app to 
JSF but it is taking too long. 

There are just too many bugs/inconsistencies to figure out. It took me two weeks to 
write the original struts app. I spent a month trying to convert it to JSF and it 
looks like I'll spend another month at least if I continue on that route. I don't even 
know if it will work unless I write all the components to fit what I need. I have a 
client to deliver to. The UI is only a small part of my application for now.

Another thing is that I don't want to lose bookmarks. It's actually something my 
client wants and I had to write the struts app so I could bookmark any particular item 
being shown. Integrating the tree component for browsing with the existing struts app 
would actually work out much nicer for me in that respect.

>From a JSF perspective I just need the tree to display, open and close and only load 
the nodes that are visible, which is what I have now. Everything in the facets shown 
can link back out to the struts parts of the app.

I've actually got the tree showing up correctly on the page, even with call it with 
the .do struts naming. I just need to figure out how to get it realize it needs to 
deal with the tree when .faces is the extension and struts actions when .do is.

If I could do that I can have the <f:view> in the middle of my jsp page with the tree

and the rest of my jsp working in struts mode all around it. 

When I goto it loads fine, shows the tree, shows my struts/jstl jsp stuff. 
When I click a tree node it tries to go to Mypage.faces and blows up on 
tag.getAsString I guess because faces is now trying to parse the page. But if I go 
back to, the node I clicked is now opened. So it works, I just have to get 
it to go to instead of Mypage.faces when I click a node and make sure all 
the facet links go back out to, that last being the easy part.


---------- Original Message -----------
From: Sean Schofield <>
To: MyFaces Discussion <>
Sent: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 16:21:55 -0400
Subject: Re: struts-faces mailing list

> Not that I know of.  I would suggest the struts-dev or struts-user.  I
> haven't heard of many people hear using it either.  It was basically
> designed to help you move a large existing struts app over to JSF
> without having to rewrite all of your Actions, etc. all at once.  If
> you are doing a new project, just do JSF.
> In my personal case, we're going to bite the bullet and rewrite 50%
> (all of the dialogs) completely as JSF.  Then the next release we will
> do the rest. We use Tiles heavily and I've concluded that Struts,
> Tiles and JSF don't go very well together.  You can mix any two of the
> three no problem but all three together is a bit dicey.  I suppose
> this would be an advantage to using struts-faces but I figured why
> spend the time learning something that is just a temporary measure
> anyways.
> sean
> On 4/29/05, Rob Decker <> wrote:
> > Is there a mailing list for struts-faces? There is very little on the struts 
> > I don't even see lists for struts itself.
> > 
> > --
> > Rob
> > 
> >
> > 
> >
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