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From Musachy Barroso <>
Subject Re: More intelligent result type for convention plugin.
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:46:40 GMT
The performance improves only when the UnknownHandler is called (no
action mapping for current url), in the rest of the cases the result
mappings are built when the application boots.

I don't like the idea as it moves away from logical result names, and
adds another set of "rules" not conventions, IMO. These rules would
increase in complexity as people start using it outside the simple use
cases, like, "how do I add parameters to a redirect?"

my 2 pesos

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Qi Spiker <> wrote:
> More intelligent result type could make Convention plugin more
> conventional. Here was my some initial thought:
> In my personal experience, most of the time, logical result name was
> not necessary.
> If the result string was "create.jsp", it will be dispatch to
> "create.jsp" under same package in "/WEB-INF/content". No need to look
> up "create.vm" or other guess work, performance will also increase.
> If the result string was "/login.jsp", it will be dispatch to
> "/WEB-INF/content/login.jsp" .
> If the result string was "redirect:create.jsp", then change result
> type to "redirect".
> If the result string was "edit.action", it will be chained to
> "EditAction" under same namespace.
> If the result string was SomeOtherAction.class.toString(), it will be
> chained to the SomeOtherAction.
> To change default result type of action from chain to other result
> type, just prepend result type in result string, for example:
> "redirect:edit.action".
> This ideas was actually coming from stripes framework, which use
> Resolution class to implement this function. In my opinion, the
> stripes way was more elegant, you dont need worry about mis-type.
> I also created one issue on
> and uploaded my
> initial implemention.
> I agree this idea goes against some core struts pattern, but I still
> feel it useful.
> I was refactoring my previous webwork2 based business application to
> struts 2 because of the introduction of Convention plugin. My previous
> project layout was similar to the default convention of the plugin. To
> convert chain result I must add a lot of @Results annotation, which
> requires a lot of copy & paste. Using my result type, I could easily
> replace chain results like "someotheraction" to
> "someotheraction.action" with the help from IDE.
> And this result type actually has better performance than default
> convention used by the plugin. When the result string was "login.jsp",
> it was "login.jsp". There were no need to do additional resource
> search on "login.vm", "login.flt", "login.htm"...
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