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I'm thinking of extending the struts Action class to create a custom Action class that my application will use to extend. This is because my application contains attributes (objects) that are stored in the servlet and would be used by most action classes.
Below would be a draft of my custom Action class
Then, all my action classes would extend CustomAction. Such as my example below.
The advantage that I see is that: 1. Other actions does not need to always write to get a servlet attribute. They can just call . 2. I can easily change the name of the servlet attribute in my custom action class and not worry about changing my other action classes that is using this attribute.
So far this is what I have in mind. I would like to know if my idea is okay (what problems/limitations might arise if I use this approach).