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I have a project dealing with JSP and Beans. Some suggested to use properties (using same attribute names in both JSP and Bean), but there'll be a lot of viaribles in the beans. My idea is passing Request to the bean so bean can get values from jsp. In JSP, access bean's method (getter) to get values from beans. Which way is better? Thanks
This is a very interesting question. I don't think you can flatly say one or the other is better. There are pros and cons for both - here is what occurs to me right off-hand: Using properties with setX and getX + you can test the bean in a non-jsp environment + you write less code on the JSP side - the generated Java code is pretty bulky - some people find writing all those setX / getX methods annoying Passing Request to Bean + you can implement logic to simplify which parameters you expect to find and the interpretation + using the Bean in a servlet will be simple - you can't simulate the request for testing off line. Bill