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From "Ted Husted" <>
Subject Re: Struts 1 (and possibly Struts 2) terminology: what is Action/Command
Date Tue, 18 Jul 2006 19:13:09 GMT
On 7/18/06, Michael Jouravlev <> wrote:
> I believe that Ted said that Struts implements Service-to-Worker
> pattern (being part of a broader Front Controller pattern). This seems
> appropriate [1]:

Or, perhaps more properly, the Server-to-Worker pattern describes how
Struts and Struts-like framework are implemented.

People sometimes forget that patterns are invented in the field, noted
as a pattern by other workers, and then cataloged. A number of "second
generation" patterns have been derived from Struts and similar
frameworks. "Synchronizer Token" is another example.

If it helps, where Struts 1uses an ActionServlet, Struts 2 uses a

Perhaps Struts 1 should move to a FilterDispatcher too, or even start
using XWork under the covers.


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