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From Michelle Harris <>
Subject Error using Validator (newbie)
Date Wed, 11 Dec 2002 22:53:54 GMT
Hello, I'm very new to using the Struts' Validator (have been using 
Husted's Struts In Action as a guide). I am trying most to use Validator 
in Struts 1.0.2 as that is required by my company. However, I have tried 
my webapp in Struts 1.1 in an attempt to get it to work as well. When I 
hit the submit button on a simple login form, I get a 
NullPointerException in version 1.0.2 and a regular Exception in 1.1. 
Both exceptions have the following line in common: <>


However, the Struts 1.1 gives more information and says that the root 
cause is because "java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: 
org.apache.commons.validator.Validator: field SERVLET_CONTEXT_KEY not 
found". Of course, my form doesn't contain a field called 

I am running Tomcat 4.1.12 with java 1.3.

I am attaching the stack traces for Struts 1.0 and for Struts 1.1. Any 
help you could give on this would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Michelle Harris

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