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From "Christophe Marchand" <christophe.march...@labodev.com>
Subject Re: Struts action populate a list then display the jsp
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2001 17:07:42 GMT
I think a browser can only store the requested URL, not the redirect-to one... So you can only
bookmark the requested URL, which is your action...

Linking to an action mapping is something like 
    <action    path="/tour"
            forward="/tour.jsp">
    </action>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Pilgrim" <peter.pilgrim@db.com>
To: <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: Struts action populate a list then display the jsp


> 
> 
> Ah! but what if your action redirects to a view JSP, and then they book mark that?
> Are we talking the same lingo here. What do you mean by link to action mappings ?
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> From: Ted Husted <husted@apache.org> on 01/10/2001 12:20 AST
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> Subject:  Re: Struts action populate a list then display the jsp
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> The best thing is to link only to ActionMappings and never to JSPs. Then
> they can only bookmark the mapping. If anything is missing, it is much
> easier to handle that from an Action than from a JSP.
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> Peter Pilgrim wrote:
> >
> > Chicken and the egg
> >
> > I have a data source and bean with a list of items
> > One JSP view that list the content of the data source.
> > I have one action.
> >
> > I want to allow the user to choose an element from the data source.
> > My action populates the bean with the items, then go to the view.
> > The problem is that the user bookmarks the view and of course
> > there is no data in the bean. How do you populate the bean
> > without going into the action first?
> >
> > What is the best practice of populating an a bean from the data
> > source?
> >
> > Can you inside a JSP get a reference to an action or ask
> > Struts to create it if it has not done it yet? If you can do
> > that then you could call the action by pseudo action
> > to populate the bean?
> >
> > Can you call an action without an action form?
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