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From "David Graham" <>
Subject Re: Short term plans
Date Sat, 01 Mar 2003 17:36:59 GMT
The test I use is this:
Does the requested feature exist in JSTL?  If so, don't duplicate the effort 
in Struts.  This is not just my opinion, it has been discussed among the 
committers before.

I don't think people requesting enhancements or patches realize the amount 
of effort required to get it into Struts.  Committers have to analyze the 
request, figure out the code to change, code it, test it, build it, and 
finally commit it.  Add those steps up and you've got several hours of work. 
  *I* will not volunteer my time implementing a feature that is already part 
of a standard taglib.


>From: John Yu <>
>Reply-To: "Struts Developers List" <>
>To: "Struts Developers List" <>
>Subject: Re: Short term plans
>Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 16:34:07 +0800
>At 11:46 am 01-03-03, you wrote:
>>JSTL (and JavaServer Faces, when it becomes available) require Servlet 2.3
>>and JSP 1.2, so they are not even an option for a very significant portion
>>of the Struts user community.  Thus, it would be irresponsible to abandon
>>our focus on ensuring the quality of the Struts tag libraries -- and this
>>would be true even if Struts was a commercial product instead of an open
>>source package.
>With respect (too :-), what criteria should/would the (developer) community 
>use to strike a balance, both ensuring the quality and relevance of Struts 
>taglibs (JSP 1.1 dependent) and migrating users gradually to JSTL (JSP 1.2 
>For instance, in a recent feature request:
>As David, the recently crowned MVC (what an acronym), pointed out the 
>requested feature for <bean:message> is already available in JSTL 
><fmt:message>. Is there an easy litmus test for Struts users to guestimate 
>if an enhancement is worthwhile requesting?
>John Yu                       Scioworks Technologies
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