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From "Tamas Szabo" <>
Subject Re: Data-sources using struts:Tomcat's or NOT?
Date Fri, 21 Apr 2006 02:24:03 GMT

On 4/21/06, M.Liang Liu <> wrote:
> I am a freshman to struts.
> And now I got a problem to make my decision which data-source should I
> choose.
> The  point is as following:
>   I created a project via myeclipse using Tomcat 5.5.X as the web
> server.Asa result,I can use the Tomcat data-source related to JNDI:
>      Step1.define the Resource in the Server.xml under the folder
> %Tomcat_Home%\conf\
>      Step2.define the Resource-ref in the web.xml of the very project I
> created .
> And I find  it works well.
> When I started to learn struts,I found that I can define the data-source
> in
> the struts-config.xml.What has confused me is that it is an absolutely new
> one different from Tomcat's.
> My question is that: Which one is better namely more effective´╝čWhich one
> is
> deprecated?Or both are OK?
> Any pointers would be appreciated.

As Craig pointed ou a few days or weeks? ago you should use Tomcat's.
The Struts datasource was developed just because at that time it wasn't
possible to configure a datasource in Tomcat.


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