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bean:message tag not working

Conie Ooi
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Joined: Jun 09, 2002
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Hi, I'm running struts on VAJ4.0. I'm having one problem which whenever I'm using <bean:message> in the jsp, the page cannot the loaded, but it works fine after I removed the tag. Do you have any idea in solving this problem?
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sbezawada
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Make sure you have the "ApplicationResources.properties" file in the WEB-INF directory of your web application.
If you don't have one you can copy a model file from "struts-example.war".
If you have the file in correct directory,make sure it is referenced properly in struts-config.xml.
Matthew Phillips
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Roger Graff
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Be sure to import the bean tag-library in your JSP.
Tim Holloway
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The actual location of the ApplicationResource.properties file is in your webapp's classpath - under WEB-INF/classes if it's a freestanding file or in a jar file in WEB-INF/lib.
The complete pathname (freestanding file version) is synthesized from:

where <path-to-app-resources> is taken from the web.xml file underneath the <servlet> stanza for the ActionServlet:

To see everything in its proper context, look at the sample at http://localhost/strutsdemo/src/web.xml
Just for the sake of completeness, BTW, the sample Application Resources file is /tomcat3/webapps/strutsdemo/WEB-INF/classes/com/mousetech/strutsdemo/ApplicationResources.properties
Or, for Windows fans:
C:\tomcat3\webapps\strutsdemo\WEB-INF\classes\com\mousetech\strutsdemo\ApplicationResources.properties
And, as always, upper/lower case in the filenames is critical (Even though Windows doesn't think so, Java does).
[ August 02, 2002: Message edited by: Tim Holloway ]

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