Re: ActionForm Nightmare.

Owen Jacobson <>
Thu, 6 Dec 2007 11:34:44 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 6, 7:49 am, "" <>

Hello again all,

I'm currently trying to get a product working here and its driving me

Ive been working all day on a stupidly complicated way of filling form
values. Ill skip the complicated part out and give you the current
part of the problem i just cannot understand.

Basically, one of my jsp's is forwarding to
searchTermLanguage="English". This uses:

<action path="/articles/search" forward="/WEB-INF/jsp/articles/
searchForm.jsp" name="AdvancedSearchForm" validate="false"

on searchForm.jsp, there is a form input element named
"searchTermLanguage". At the point this page loads, i /thought/ that
searchTermLanguage field would automatically fill with the term
"English". But it isn't.

Could someone tell me why? pretty please? If i have to come into work
again tomorrow and sit glaring at eclipse im going to go on some sort
of spree.


Assuming for the moment that your ActionForm is being populated and
preserved for the request...

Keep in mind that struts will only populate form fields for you if you
use the <html:foo> taglib elements (<html:text>, <html:select>, etc).
It can't automatically fill in <input> elements' value attributes for

You can, of course, populate the value attribute yourself if you don't
want to use the HTML taglib, using f.e. value="$

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