Re: Struts 2 advice with displaying a List

Lew <>
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 20:18:27 -0400
Ken wrote:

I have several java.util.Lists that I need to merge together and
display on a static web page. The two lists will become one html

markspace wrote:

I don't use Struts, but I think the right way to do this is to use a
Servlet as a controller and assemble your list there, whether it's two
separate lists or twelve.

Or even more hyper-correctly, have the servlet call an "action" or "logic"
class that in turn knows how to retrieve from however many data sources into a
single data model.

Then dispatch to the JSP, which should only display the one table. JSPs
should be concerned as much as possible with display only, don't do any
processing here, just display what someone else has set in the
appropriate context (probably Request context but could be a Session or
Application context too, if appropriate).

You say you don't use Struts, but you show more wisdom about it than a dozen
programmers I worked with who did use Struts.

For the archives: markspace (an RTTY term, not his real name) just
demonstrated what makes a real programmer and not just a library memorizer.

He is what you should be.


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