Let me see if I can explain this, so that it makes sense.
I have a fairly simple Struts based app that allows a user to populate a form. I want to post that form to an external site, not one within this web application. In the forward for my action, I can't use a redirect, because that results in the request containing the form data being destroyed. But if I don't redirect, I get a 404 Page not found error when it tries to forward to the external URL.
It's certainly possible to have a form generated by your application server that posts to another site. Unless there's some processing you have to do before posting to the external site, I wouldn't bother with an Action. Just have your form post directly to the external site. Here are a few suggestions:
3-Remember that there is no request object being passed to the external site, so all the information has to be in input fields on the form, either visible or invisible. [ February 04, 2006: Message edited by: Merrill Higginson ]