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From "Allistair Crossley" <Allistair.Cross...@QAS.com>
Subject RE: Multiple tiles layouts for single application
Date Mon, 09 May 2005 14:43:09 GMT
http://www.lifl.fr/~dumoulin/tiles/tilesAdvancedFeatures.pdf

page 15 may help you

Cheers.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Toom [mailto:andreas.toom@comitnet.com]
> Sent: 09 May 2005 15:33
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Multiple tiles layouts for single application
> 
> 
> Yes, but a tile definition is just a.. tile definition. All my 
> definitions extends a base tile:
> 
> <definition name="com.acme.web.search.tiles.main" 
> path="/front/tiles/tiles_front_main.jsp">
> 	<put name="content" value="OVERRIDE THIS" />
> 	<put name="title" value="Search here" />
> </definition>
> 
> <definition name="com.acme.web.search.tiles.search" 
> extends="com.acme.web.search.tiles.main">
> 	<put name="content" value="/search/pages/search.jsp" />
> </definition>
> 
> And my forwards are:
> 
> <forward name="success" path="com.acme.web.search.tiles.search" />
> <forward name="failure" path="com.acme.web.search.tiles.error" />
> 
> So now, if a request has been made to 
> http://mysite/?layout=layout1 or 
> whatever it seems like a nice solution not have to change 
> anything in my 
> action configuration and instead have a filter/extension of a 
> controller 
> indicating which tile definitions to use, is this possible? 
> or do I have 
> to add a action-mapping/forward for each new site I want enable this 
> search functionality?
> 
> As I sad before, the main problem as I see it is the input 
> parameter in 
> form validation, I guess I could solve it with some action in 
> the input 
> parameter instead, but all those solutions feel ugly and 
> leaves me with 
> much work if anything is about to change..
> 
> Any other ideas? :)
> 
> /Andreas
> 
> Allistair Crossley wrote:
> > Your requests should be routing through a Struts Controller 
> via an ActionMapping, and therefore your Action can examine 
> the request and return the appropriate view which will be a 
> forward to the tile definition of your choice.
> > 
> > Cheers, Allistair.
> > 
> > 
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Andreas Toom [mailto:andreas.toom@comitnet.com]
> >>Sent: 09 May 2005 15:05
> >>To: user@struts.apache.org
> >>Subject: Multiple tiles layouts for single application
> >>
> >>
> >>Hello, is there a way to switch tiles layout in an applaction 
> >>depending 
> >>on let's say request url. I have a struts-based application with a 
> >>single purpose and I want to share this functionality with other 
> >>php-based sites that my company have.
> >>
> >>So if a request comes in to the site I want different layouts, each 
> >>matching the calling site, for example:
> >>
> >>http://myhost/myapp/ <- Original layout
> >>http://myhost/myapp/site1 <- Site1 layout
> >>http://myhost/myapp/site2 <- Site2 layout
> >>
> >>The reason I wan't this is because I don't want do duplicate 
> >>any action 
> >>mappings in my struts-config. The major problem is form validation, 
> >>since the input is just a simple tile definitions the app has 
> >>no way to 
> >>determine which layout to use. So if I had tiles-defs.xml, 
> >>tiles-defs-site1.xml tiles-defs-site2.xml and a way to tell 
> >>struts when 
> >>to use which definition I figure the problem would be solved...
> >>
> >>Is there a way to solve this without extending the request 
> processor/ 
> >>tiles plugin?, if not can anyone point me in a good start direction?
> >>
> >>Any ideas appreciated.
> >>
> >>/Andreas
> >>
> >>
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