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Struts modules and html:form

Anthony Watson
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
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I tried to configure my application to use modules, but the html:form tag is failing for some reason. Here's the message I get when I try to go to

[ServletException in:/contact/tiles/bodyContent/inputModifyContact.jsp] Cannot retrieve mapping for action /inputModifyContact'

Here is my web.xml

Here is my struts-config-contact.xml file excerpt:

Here is my tiles-defs-contact.xml file excerpt:

Here is inputModifyContact.jsp

Can anybody PLEASE help me? I looked all over the net and I can't figure this out!
[ November 23, 2004: Message edited by: Anthony Watson ]

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Nathaniel Stoddard
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Missing a "/" ?

Anthony Watson
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Nathaniel, I've tried it with and without the / but it prints the same error message.

Somehow, it is looking in the struts-config-public.xml file for the inputModifyContact action mapping even though I am forwarding to inputModifyContact from the noActionInputModifyContact action mapping that is within the struts-config-contact.xml file. I don't know if the public file has somehow been set as a default or what. I currently have nothing at all in the default struts-config.xml file.

Can anyone tell me why Struts is trying to find inputModifyContact in the public config file instead of the contact config file? Thanks.
Sujatha Kumar
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Hi Watson,

I have two points to highlight


<action path="/noActionInputModifyContact" type="us.az.common.action.ClearStatusAction">

<forward name="success" path=".inputModifyContact" />


Instead of .inputModifyContact it should be /inputModifContact
It applies to all the paths in your struts-config.xml


This entry is missing in your web.xml


Anthony Watson
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Thanks for the suggestions, Sujatha, but my original problem remains. As far as your comments go 1) I use the . instead of a / to indicate that it is a tile instead of an action mapping. 2) I actually have this servlet mapping in my web.xml, I just didn't paste it in my post.

Can anyone help me? Thanks.
Anthony Watson
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
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I think I have created my tiles-defs-contact.xml file incorrectly. I'm not sure if it is okay to reference pages from multiple modules in a single tiles-defs file. Here is the definition that my .inputModifyContact definition inherits from:

See how all the tiles in the base definition refer to a the public module except for the home.jsp page, which is in the contact module?

What's happening is that my first action (/noActionInputModifyContact) is using the contact module. It forwards to a jsp page that uses the html:form tag. The form tag is looking in the public module to find the action (/inputModifyContact) that it will submit to and it should be looking in the contact module. I think that I made a mistake in my tiles-defs-contact.xml file.

Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
Anthony Watson
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I figured it out. When I referenced /public/renderMenu.do in the .base definition, Struts changed the moduleConfig it was using from contact to public. I just had to insert the renderMenu action in my struts-config-contact.xml file and point the tiles-defs-contact.xml file's .base definition to /contact/renderMenu.do and everything worked perfectly.
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