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From Ted Husted <>
Subject Re: Struts MVC framework similar to that of a servlet container?
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:41:31 GMT
Craig R. McClanahan wrote:
> For better or for worse, Struts 1.x is going to remain based on Servlet
> 2.2 and JSP 1.1 as the base technologies, 

For the record, I just got back from a training gig with one of the 
largest companies on the planet. They are currently standardized on 
Servlet 2.2 and JSP 1.1. There is an intention to move forward at some 
time, but  no date has been set for the time when all of their servers 
will be running 2.3/1.2 (or later).

At the same time, they have also become very standards-orientated and 
very maintenance-orientated, having already learned the hard lessons. 
So, Struts is a natural choice for new development on old servers.

Since there are still many, many companies just like this one, I 
personally think it's a very good idea for us to keep Struts 1.x on 
Servlet 2.2 and JSP 1.2. At the same time, I think it's a very good idea 
for a new clean-room version of Struts to be designed for Servlet 2.4 
and JSP 2.0.

People who are able to use the latest and greatest can work on one 
version of Struts and the rest of us can work on the other. An open 
source project like this can scale to as many people who are interested 
in devoting their time and energy to improving the framework.


Ted Husted,
   Junit in Action  - <>,
   Struts in Action - <>,
   JSP Site Design  - <>.

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