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From Adam Ruggles <a.rugg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Skinning, themeing with stuts 2.1.x and the convention plugin
Date Tue, 31 Mar 2009 19:24:39 GMT

It's definitely more  than just css changes.

I like the idea of creating my own result type.  I'm already defining my own
interceptor stack so that should be relatively simple to implement.

Thanks.


Musachy Barroso wrote:
> 
> If the changes are just CSS-releated, the you just need to save the
> selected "theme" name in a cookie, and then link to the appropriate
> CSS file in Sitemesh, or whatever it is you are using that outputs the
> header.
> 
> If you need to have different jsps for the different themes, then the
> easiest thing you can do(I think) is to add @Result annotations to
> your actions like(the advantages of Convention start to fade away in
> this case):
> 
> @Result(location="${theme}/mypage.jsp")
> 
> and have a getTheme() in your actions, or something like that. Where
> the theme is retrieved from a  cookie, or the session, or a parameter.
> 
> Another third option, is to write your own result that extends
> ServletDispatcherResult, and instead of just dispatching, it changes
> the request URL (the path of the jsp), to point to the appropriate jsp
> inside the current theme (again from cookie, session, etc). Then you
> can either use this result directly (type="mynewresult"), or you can
> create your own interceptor stack, and apply it your actions, where
> "dispatcher" points to your own result, instead of
> ServletDispatcherResult. This option is longer, but your action will
> look cleaner.
> 
> musachy
> 
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Adam Ruggles <a.ruggles@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Pawel,
>>
>> Thanks for your response.  What I'm looking for is a user selectable
>> skin/theme for the look and feel of a website.  One example would be a
>> user
>> goes to /theme1/home/index and the jsp page for theme1 for home/index is
>> used to render the page.  If the user goes to /theme2/home/index a
>> different
>> jsp page located in theme2 is used to render the page.    Both pages
>> should
>> be backed by the same action bean.  I'm not tied to an url
>> implementation, I
>> wouldn't mind storing the theme in a persistent storage or passed in as a
>> parameter as well.
>>
>> So far the only kind of solutions I've seen for struts will not work with
>> the conventions plugin or they require sitemesh.  I'd prefer a more
>> struts2
>> solution.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Adam
>>
>>
>> Paweł Wielgus wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Adam,
>>> could You tell a little more about how would you like to use
>>> convention for templating?
>>> Also check the other thread about this subject, that was on the list
>>> feew days (maybe weeks) ago.
>>>
>>> Best greetings,
>>> Pawel Wielgus.
>>>
>>> 2009/3/31, Adam Ruggles <a.ruggles@gmail.com>:
>>>>
>>>> I'm looking for a way using the convention plugin to support custom
>>>> themes/skins for a web page.  Right now I can't really see a good way
>>>> to
>>>> implement this using struts2.
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