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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Errors handling
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2002 23:29:22 GMT

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Dimitri Valdin wrote:

> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 21:20:20 +0100
> From: Dimitri Valdin <>
> Reply-To: Struts Developers List <>
> To: Struts Developers List <>
> Subject: Errors handling
> What do you think about extending of Action.execute() with errors parameter ?
> At that case ActionServlet will take care about saving of errors in HttpServletRequest
> errors won't get lost in case some exception occurs and they were not saved yet.
> Craig, why don't you want to handle "error.password.mismatch" as exception,
> but add error manually ? I think, that the check user.getPassword().equals(password)
> should be done somewhere deep in code, perhaps in EJB or realm but not in Action class.
> You have probably some reasons doing this.

In my view there will often be validations that are performed at various
levels (inside the client, as part of the form bean's validate() method,
and by the business logic tier).  In this particular case, you typically
can't validate the password inside the form bean's validate() method --
that would take interacting with the business logic being used to
represent your user database.  That's why I treated this one separately,
and did the check in the Action (which would usually be done by a database
query or directory server lookup in a real application).

The validate() method *does* check for the fact that both the username and
password are required -- that's something you can check without
interacting with the business logic tier.

> Dmitri Valdin


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