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From Michael Jouravlev <>
Subject Re: Implementing Wizards
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2005 22:42:22 GMT
On 10/27/05, Ross Gibb <> wrote:
> I know this comes up from time to time and yes I have read the previous
> posts on implementing wizard like interfaces.  As a result of previous
> posts I decided to give Struts Workflow Extension a shot,
>  I implemented a simple five screen
> wizard like interface for adding a new user to my system.  I did get it
> to work the way I wanted.  However, I found that using Struts Workflow
> Extension was often counter-intuitive and at times frustrating.  Also, I
> am using Struts 1.2.7 and I will have to make a few bug fixes to the
> Struts Workflow Extension code to make it work properly.
> My question is: has anyone used Struts Workflow Extension and then
> switched to another wizard tool kit and found it to be superior to
> Struts Workflow Extension?  I am specifically looking for input from
> people who have actually used Struts Workflow Extension because even
> though I knock it, I did get it to work the way I wanted it to and I am
> reasonably sure I can easily fix the bugs I am experiencing with it.

So, did you also try this:
If you did, did you find it counterintuitive? complex? not doing what
you want? I would really appreciate the feedback.

I tried Struts Workflow Extension before, I was not completely
satisfied with it, because it is based on artificial steps, not on
model state. I even wrote a short comparison:
Also, with SWE you can use navigation buttons, and then wizard will
bite you, telling that you cannot do it. But sometimes you can get SWE
wizard out of sync.


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