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Is Struts the right framework?

Arnold Reuser
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Posts: 196
Currently I'm searching for a client/presentation tier framework that
has got the following main functionality :

1. A page can be divided in sections, like Tiles of Struts
2. Each section has got a handler, like the Action of Struts
3. Each page has got a handler, after all handlers of the sections
are handled

The advantage of this approach is that each section can present and handle
a specific piece of functionality. Therefore divides the responsibility
Ofcourse the framework should have a validation framework like Struts has got. The answer of this question and a feature matrix that compares the frameworks could save me a lot of time, therefore thnx in advance.
[ November 02, 2004: Message edited by: Arnold Reuser ]
Chiaw Huat Lee

Joined: Oct 24, 2004
Posts: 15

Well,there's others client/ui side framework...which are better than Struts.
Try look at Facado ( and Thinlet(

Hope it helps.
Kevin Ren

Joined: Nov 02, 2004
Posts: 5
You can try WebObjects, if only presentation layer, tapestry might.
Matt Raible
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Joined: Jan 11, 2001
Posts: 114
If you'd like to compare an application implemenated in Spring, Struts, WebWork, Tapestry and JSF - you might check out Equinox.

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Arnold Reuser
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Joined: Nov 20, 2003
Posts: 196
The behaviour I described is also part of the portlet specification.
That's why I'm currenlty seeking for the right portlet container, JSR-168 compliant portlet containers, instead of other webframeworks.
I've limited my list of possible portlet containers to LifeRay and Exo.
Still thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

Matt : I've seen your presentation where you made a comparison between some frameworks and thnx for creating it. You've based your presentation on your own experience and I'm glad you didn't make statements like 'you should use ...' but it is more like 'you could use ...'
I agree. Here's the link:
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