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From Paul McCulloch <>
Subject RE: attribute name for forward
Date Fri, 28 May 2004 12:50:08 GMT
The simplest solution to this is to use a constant (or the closest Java can
manage) for the attribute name.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Stacey []
> Sent: 28 May 2004 13:45
> To:
> Subject: attribute name for forward
> Hi,
> I have a chain of actions that require the first action to 
> place a bean
> in the session for a second action to retrieve. Is it 
> possible to figure
> out in the first action the name of the attribute the second 
> action will
> search for its bean under?
> for instance, instead of saying:
> session.setAttribute("userForm", userForm);
> return mapping.findForward("success");
> and then in the second action: 
> session.getAttribute(mapping.getAttributeName())
> Is there something similar to the following I can say?
> session.setAttribute(mapping.findForward("success").getXXXX().
> getAttributeName(),
> userForm);
> this way if the attribute of the second action changes, I 
> won't have to
> change the code for the first action
> thanks
> Mark
> Mark Stacey
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