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From "Fowler, Perryn" <>
Subject Struts 2 validation and Redirect After Post
Date Tue, 22 May 2007 07:32:21 GMT


I want to use the redirect after post pattern in order to have a web app that is well behaved
when the user hits back, refresh etc etc

I also want to use the Struts 2 validation framework.

At first glance though, the two seem incompatible:

If I have a form that I want to submit with a POST, I want the response to this to always
be a REDIRECT to a GET.

I probably want this even in the case of validation failures that cause the form to be re-displayed,
but the validation 
framework seems to assume that I would forward directly to the view in this case :

ie: it stores error information in the current action to be queried and displayed by tags
in the view.
If I were to redirect to the view, this information would be lost.

Is there something I have missed that supports having a redirect  on validation failures?


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