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From Sandeep Takhar <sandeep_tak...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Duplication of Template Files Solution
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2001 16:22:43 GMT
When I tested it (a very simple test) I used the
following in the struts-config.xml file:

<action path="/test/sandeepTestAction"
  
type="org.apache.struts.example.tiles.test.SandeepTestAction">
   <forward name="success" path="doc.mainLayout"/>
</action>

Here was the tiles definition for the path attribute
above (it can be any definition):

  <definition name="doc.mainLayout"
path="/layout/classicLayout.jsp">
	  <put name="title"  value="Tiles Library
Documentation" />
	  <put name="header" value="/common/header.jsp" />
	  <put name="menu"   value="doc.menu.main" />
	  <put name="footer" value="/common/footer.jsp" />
	  <put name="body"   value="doc.portal.body" />
  </definition>

I used the tiles-docs.war file for my testing.

sorry if my cut & paste is all messed up.

- Sandeep


--- Darryl Pentz <darryl@vardus.co.za> wrote:
> Sandeep,
> 
> Can you post an example of a struts-config mapping
> using Tiles. I tried to
> use Tiles but couldn't get it to run a page twice.
> In other words, I had a
> search function which worked fine the first time
> with Tiles, but when I
> changed the search criteria and resubmitted, the
> Action class ran, but when
> it forwarded the result to the JSP, the application
> hung at the insert tag.
> This is what prompted me to try the inline thing
> with the original Struts
> template tags and it worked, without any changes, so
> I deduced that Tiles is
> buggy. I'm running Orion on Win2K with a nightly
> build from about 10 days
> ago.
> 
> I didn't know about being able to reference the
> Tiles definition from the
> struts-config action mapping, hence my request
> above.
> 
> thanks,
> Darryl
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sandeep Takhar
> [mailto:sandeep_takhar@yahoo.com]
> > Sent: 01 November 2001 18:05
> > To: Struts Users Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: Duplication of Template Files
> Solution
> >
> >
> > man i suck, i did it again.
> >
> > finish the thought, than send the mail.
> >
> > ok -- what I meant was that unlike what your
> initial
> > e-implies: that tiles works exactly like
> > template-tags, what I meant was that you can
> create
> > the duplicate definition in the xml file and than
> > reference this layout definition/component in the
> > action forward of a struts-config file.  I like
> this
> > solution better because you have clearly defined
> all
> > the layouts and are just forwarding to the correct
> > one.
> >
> > This means that you don't need the duplicated jsp
> > which is a pain to maintain.  So either solution
> (the
> > one you described) and this one will get rid of
> that
> > duplicate jsp.
> >
> > - Sandeep
> > --- Sandeep Takhar <sandeep_takhar@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > > Tiles allows you to do this as well.
> > >
> > > btw: I have replied to another reply in this
> same
> > > thread about other things I like about tiles. 
> In my
> > > usual haste I deleted the original message when
> I
> > > realized there was something more I wanted to
> say.
> > >
> > > - sandeep
> > > --- Darryl Pentz <darryl@vardus.co.za> wrote:
> > > > I've discovered quite by accident that the
> Struts
> > > > templating framework
> > > > allows me to eliminate duplication of my JSP
> pages
> > > > by simply including the
> > > > body page inline to the template definition
> page.
> > > By
> > > > this I mean I combine
> > > > both pages into one as follows:
> > > >
> > > > <template:insert ...>
> > > > 	<template:put name="header" ... />
> > > > 	<template:put name="nav" ... />
> > > > 	<template:put name="body" ... />
> > > >
> > > > 		... BODY HTML GOES HERE ...
> > > >
> > > > 	</template:put>
> > > > </template:insert>
> > > >
> > > > I'd previously enquired on this list how I
> could
> > > > eliminate the duplication
> > > > of the pages where the main body HTML exists
> in a
> > > > separate JSP page that is
> > > > simply referred to from the definition file
> i.e.
> > > > <template:put name="body"
> > > > content="/blah/blah/body.jsp"/>. Strangely
> nobody
> > > > responded with the above
> > > > solution so I'm wondering is this simply a
> > > > side-effect of the PutTag class
> > > > or Craig, did you intend for it to work this
> way?
> > > > I'm quite surprised I
> > > > haven't seen this technique used in any of the
> > > > examples. Rather, the
> > > > duplication is suggested. The new Tiles
> extension
> > > > allows the above which
> > > > prompted me to try it with the Struts template
> tag
> > > > library just for grins,
> > > > and it worked!
> > > >
> > > > Is there a problem with doing it inline like I
> > > > illustrate above? I looked at
> > > > the source code and I see the PutTag class
> does
> > > > extend BodyTagSupport so
> > > > everything should work fine. So far, the stuff
> > > I've
> > > > played around with seems
> > > > to work fine with no problems.
> > > >
> > > > Any feedback would be appreciated.
> > > >
> > > > thanks,
> > > > Darryl Pentz
> > > >
> > > >
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