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From Greg Lindholm <>
Subject Re: Getting an URL for an Action
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2009 17:02:04 GMT

I have a similar use case which I think would be very common:
It's the "forgot password" case.
When a user has forgotten there password and wants it reset 
we send them an email with a URL link to the reset action that includes 
the security parameters.
We have to construct (i.e. hack together) the URL in an action.

It would be nice it there was a helper utility to do this.

Chris Pratt wrote:
> Basically, I have some tried and true tag libraries for generating pretty,
> MIME Emails that work great with Struts.  They support all manner of
> attachments and have worked great for years.  Occasionally I need to
> attach
> something (in this case a PDF) that is generated by another action.  So
> the
> main action needs to have a property that returns a list of things to be
> attached, which in this case is a URL to the Action that generates the
> dynamic PDF.
> I'm sure there's a way to refactor all this into some unrecognizable form,
> but this is tried and true, supports JSP and Tiles including properly
> formatted, pretty HTML and plain text MIME emails, and really I can't see
> any reason that this should be precluded from working with any system that
> supports JSP Tag Libraries.
> Can you see a better way to get the generated attachment into the email?
>   (*Chris*)
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:23 AM, Dave Newton <> wrote:
>> Chris Pratt wrote:
>>> Strange?  I would have thought this was a fairly commonly needed feature
>> I've never needed to generate a URL from an action name within another
>> action across a half-dozen S2 apps--it can't be *that* common... I think
>> the
>> most hackish thing I've done like that is to use an action name as a
>> dynamic
>> result parameter for a "redirectAction" result type.
>> IMO actions should "never" generate a URL since they're supposed to be
>> decoupled from the underlying action access mechanism. What's your use
>> case
>> that this solves?
>> Dave
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