#1: Can I still use my regular html form tags, or do I have to change all or some of them to struts html tags?
You can still use regular html form tags, but you'll find the prepopulation features of Struts tags very beneficial.
#2: Can someone point me to a thorough & working Validator Framework w/ struts sample?
Can't think of one. If I were cutting corners because of time constraints, the validator framework would be one my first cut. I assume you've only a couple days to finish this.
#3: Would anyone happen to know why my password form element loses it's value before it gets to the form bean? The login name gets there, but the password doesn't.
The element isn't losing its value. There is probably a typo between the field's name and the setter method in the ActionForm, causing the ActionForm to not get the value. [ April 21, 2005: Message edited by: Marc Peabody ]