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You could always use instance initializers or the constructor to initialize the form bean properties to empty strings (or whatever you want). If a request parameter has an empty or null value, the corresponding Bean property is not set, so your initial value would still remain in the form.
Joined: Aug 15, 2004
dont know wht your real problem is,
you can initialize your attribute at the time of declaration or in constructor of your bean class.
That would not work. The setter is never called to set it to null. Now, the accessor could perform such a check, but not the mutator.
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