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Maintaining struts-config.xml or faces-config.xml

Dushy Inguva
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Joined: Jun 24, 2003
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Hi all,

While using Struts or JSF, the navigation rules would be defined in struts-config.xml or faces-config.xml. The question is, as the number of user screens increase, the files tend to too long. Is there a standard way of maintaining these files? (is it possible to split the files and use include statements to refer to other xml files?)

Dushy


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Marc Peabody
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You can make multiple xml files and then in your web.xml be sure to list them all (comma-separated) under the param-name of config which should already exist.


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Mathur Neni
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Joined: May 10, 2004
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I think you can move all the forms to a separate xml file and then can just put a reference of that in struts-config xml, similarly all the mappings also can be maintained in the same way.

Hope this helps.
James Holmes
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Joined: Jan 06, 2004
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Hi Dushy,

I've created two GUI tools for helping with the management of the Struts and JavaServer Faces configuration files:

Struts Console
http://www.jamesholmes.com/struts/

Faces Console
http://www.jamesholmes.com/JavaServerFaces/

Both of these tools simplify working with large files.

Hope that helps,

James
Mathur Neni
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It's very nice with the information and the examples for the approaches.

I hope this should help Dushy?

Thanks for the second URL, which is helpful for me, as I am naive to JSF.
Dushy Inguva
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Thanks Marc, James, Mathur,

Now i can be pretty less paranoid about maintaining my xml config files

Dushy
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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