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Identifying Struts application

Dilip kumar
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Joined: Oct 16, 2000
Posts: 360
Hi,

How does the Application Server differenties between regaular J2EE application and J2EE application with Struts framework ? Is it based on following entry in web.xml ?

<servlet>
<servlet-name>action</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>org.apache.struts.action.ActionServlet</servlet-class>

Thanks
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
Yes, it is the entry you mentioned that distinguishes a struts application, along with all associated entries, especially the <servlet-mapping> entry which directs all URIs that end in .do to the action servlet. It is this single servlet directing traffic to the rest of the application that most distinguishes a struts application.

This means that if you want to have your own servlets co-exist in the same application as your struts application, that's certainly possible (although not recommended). Just make sure that the URI you use to call them doesn't end with .do.


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