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Validations in Form/Action

M Mehta
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Joined: Aug 03, 2006
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In struts we can do the front end validations in the form by implementing the validate method of ValidatorForm, or the same validations can be put in the Action by creating new ActionMessages and populating the same with error messages to be shown.

can anyone tell me which is the preferred way?

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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