This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
If you take advantage of what Struts can do for you, specifying the value attribute is not necessary. In generating the html, Struts will look up the properties' corresponding getters in the ActionForm and set the values it finds as the value attributes in the html.