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Subject RE: Extending RequestProcessor to handle validation errors
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2005 18:28:14 GMT
On Wed, February 2, 2005 1:10 pm, Joe Germuska said:
> This actually stimulated another thought.  Perhaps instead of
> overriding process validate, you could arrange to have your
> ActionMappings dynamically instantiated with the correct value for
> "input" (assuming that you can know it before you do the validation.)

Actually, now you've stimulated a though in me! :)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but processPreprocess() fires BEFORE processValidate(), correct?
 In that case, since I can in fact determine the input after processPreprocess() fires, I
can simply call setInput() on the mapping with the new value, and everything should work as

Sound about right to you Joe?
> I still think using the ComposableRequestProcessor is an easier solution!

You didn't answer the question I was hoping you would though :)  Is that class based on the
CoR-based Struts codebase?  If so, while I in no way diagree with you that it's probably the
better/easier solution, I'm not quite ready to move to the CoR paradigm with this yet.
> Joe

Frank W. Zammetti
Founder and Chief Software Architect
Omnytex Technologies

> At 12:46 PM -0500 2/2/05, Benedict, Paul C wrote:
>>I am not sure of why you need this solution. I never came across your
>> need
>>-- and perhaps because I never encountered the problem.
>>I can't imagine why you would want to dynamically control the input page.
>>For instance, I use MappingDispatchAction and each action entry has its
>> own
>>specified input and success forward.
>>Is your question actually posed by a misdesign?
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Frank W. Zammetti (MLists) []
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 12:39 PM
>>Subject: Extending RequestProcessor to handle validation errors
>>Hi folks... I'm working on an update of my Struts Web Services project,
>>and I can't seem to work out how to do something...
>>What I want to do is have a way to redirect to a given JSP when
>> ActionForm
>>validation errors occur that will OVERRIDE whatever might be configured
>> in
>>the action mapping.  In other words... in a normal application,
>> validation
>>errors occur and we get forwarded back to the input page.  I want to be
>>able to redirect to a different JSP, REGARDLESS of what the input page
>> is.
>>I looked at overriding the processValidate() method of RequestProcessor,
>>but I don't see how that can work... Looking at the source of the
>> original
>>RP (v1.1 this all is) I see that it does the forward and then returns a
>>boolean, true if no errors occur or false otherwise, so it doesn't look
>>like I have the opportunity to do something like the following
>>myOverriden_ProcessValidate() {
>>   boolean b = super.processValidate();
>>   if (!b) {
>>     forward to my jsp
>>   }
>>... because by the time I hit my check of b, the forward or redirect has
>>already been done.  Is it possible to override the forward or redirect
>>that the super.processValidate() could do?  I didn't think so.  Am I
>>missing the obvious somewhere on how to do this, or maybe I'm barking up
>>the wrong tree to begin with?  Thanks all!
>>Frank W. Zammetti
>>Founder and Chief Software Architect
>>Omnytex Technologies
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