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struts dont work with web xml DTD 2.4?

Manzar Zaidi
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Joined: Oct 21, 2004
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This confuses me . I try to setup struts with my DD conforming to 2.4 DTD and I get an error that it was unable to parse the struts config file.

Same setup but with a 2.2 DTD works fine.

All over the web any samples I can find for struts use 2.2 DTD and not 2.4.

I find it strange ..when its said that struts are for JSP 2.0 and sevlets 2.4 , why wont it work with a DD using DTD 2.4 ?

edit: I am using struts lib and tld ver 1.2.7.
[ August 02, 2005: Message edited by: Saiyed Zaidi ]

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Dave Salter
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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It should work fine. I use 2.4 and struts 1.2.7

What does your struts-config.xml look like?
Manzar Zaidi
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Joined: Oct 21, 2004
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I used the struts-config.xml that comes in the blank.war along with the download.

The issue isnt with it as I can run the app without making any changes to it.

I am using the 2.4 servlet jar, it runs with the 2.4 jar, but not with a WEB XML conforming to DTD 2.4.

If I change the web-xml to conform to DTD 2.4 ( and remove the taglib elements, as required ) I get errors.
If I use the default web-xml (DTD 2.2 ) it works fine.
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
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I got a similar message when moving from a 2.2 container to a 2.3 web container. In my case, the problem was with the following lines:

Apparently the 2.2 container would tolerate WEB-INF/struts-config.xml, but the 2.3 container needed /WEB-INF/struts-config.xml. This may not be the same problem you're encountering, but it's worth mentioning.

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