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From Micael Carreira <mcarre...@itclinical.com>
Subject Re: Escaping dollar sign and curly brackets
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:57:22 GMT
Hey Yasser,

Thanks for your reply. I tought I tried every combination you suggested, 
but it seems that I missed the *$'{placeholder}'* variant.

This works for me. Thanks for your help!


On 02/02/19 13:25, Yasser Zamani-2 [via Struts] wrote:
>> From: Micael Carreira <mcarreira@itclinical.com>
>> Sent: Friday, February 1, 2019 6:56 PM
>> To: user@struts.apache.org
>> Subject: Escaping dollar sign and curly brackets
>>
>> Hey,
>>
>> In my action I'm using getText(myKey) to get a localized string. This string has
>> some placeholders of mine, in ${placeholder} format. Consider my original key is
>> defined as this in my properties file:
>>
>>      myKey = Some text ${placeholder} more text.
>>
>> I've read in Struts documentation that it uses MessageFormat. So, if I want
>> literals, I need to use single quotes. This is what I did in my properties file:
>>
>>      myKey = Some text '${placeholder}' more text.
>>
>> However, when I call getText(myKey) I get: Some text ' more text. Why does this
>> happen?
> It seems firstly ${placeholder} is evaluated to empty by Struts then '' is evaluated
to ' by MessageFormat.
>
>> I also noticed that the problem is the dollar sign AND curly brackets without any
>> character in between. If I have this definition:
>>
>>      myKey = Some text '$' text '{placeholder}' more text.
>>
>> It gets resolved to: Some text $ text {placeholder} more text.
>>
>> Can somebody explain me how can I escape the dollar and curly brackets
>> characters?
> I guess '$'{placeholder} or $'{placeholder}' or '$''{placeholder}' should work :\ could
you please report back the result for each one? And which Struts version you test?
>
> Thanks for using Struts!
>
> Kind Regards.
>
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