How can I set the locale for each individual user session before the first  page displays? I've tried putting the session.setAtttribute(Action.Locale_key,<locale>) but it always displays in the default locale of the machine? Changing the machine locale causes the correct properties file to be used so I know that  is not the problem.

Ted Husted

In the Struts example app, this is done by including the following tag on the index.jsp page (actually, on every page):

<%@ taglib uri="/WEB-INF/struts-html.tld" prefix="html" %>
<html:html locale="true">
... page content ...

This causes that <html:html> tag to consult the "Accept-Language" header sent by the browser, and set up a Locale in the user's session if it is not already there -- exactly the same way that the controller servlet does this if you configure it to. NOTE: There are currently problems with this on servlet containers that do not correctly implement the JSP 1.1 requirements for converting custom tag attribute values. We have heard problem reports about JRun 3.0 and ATG in this regard.