<html:button> : Why is there no forward="aglobalforward"?
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Posted By:   Dave_Smith
Posted On:   Wednesday, July 10, 2002 02:35 AM

Now that we have Struts to help us do some really intensive applications over the web, the distance between thick clients (eg a java gui) and a web app is diminishing. One of the major things used in thick clients is use of buttons that direct the flow of the application (e.g. add, edit, delete going to different ui's in an app, etc) At the moment, the struts html taglib seems to be missing a large feature, the ability for an html button to link to an action by specifying a global forward in the same way that does. Including this functionality would be excellent, though I appreciate the obvious implementation would rely on some javascript, which may or may not be present(/switched on) on the users br   More>>

Now that we have Struts to help us do some really intensive applications over the web, the distance between thick clients (eg a java gui) and a web app is diminishing.


One of the major things used in thick clients is use of buttons that direct the flow of the application (e.g. add, edit, delete going to different ui's in an app, etc)


At the moment, the struts html taglib seems to be missing a large feature, the ability for an html button to link to an action by specifying a global forward in the same way that does.


Including this functionality would be excellent, though I appreciate the obvious implementation would rely on some javascript, which may or may not be present(/switched on) on the users browser.


Any chance of seeing this functionality in 1.1 final?


Thanks,

DS

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Re: &lt;html:button&gt; : Why is there no forward="aglobalforward"?

Posted By:   Ed_Hoden  
Posted On:   Wednesday, July 10, 2002 07:55 AM

You may want to check out Struts Tips #2 and #3 in the Struts FAQ section. This may provide some of the functionality you are seeking. -HTH Ed
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