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Overwritting message-resources

Brian M Smith
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Joined: Aug 13, 2009
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I'm faced with a problem that I'm not sure how to get around. I'm hoping that I can accomplish this with struts and not have to write any additional Java code.

Problem: I need to render different messages in a JSP from properties files based on struts module.

Example: http://localhost:8080/mod1/test.do and http://localhost:8080/mod2/test.do load the same JSP after performing some actions.

The JSP has a properties key in it catalog.tab.product

There are 2 struts config files defined in web.xml mod1_config.xml and mod2_config.xml which are mapped to the mod1 and mod2 struts modules.

mod1_config.xml contains a message-resource entry mapping to resources_mod1.properties.
mod2_config.xml contains a message-resource entry mapping to resources.properties.

resources_mod1.properties contains an entry catalog.tab.product=Product mod1
resources.properties contains an entry catalog.tab.product=Product default.

Now what I would expect to happen is when I visit http://localhost:8080/mod1/test.do I should see the text "Product mod1" and when I visit http://localhost:8080/mod2/test.do I should see "Product default". The problem is that no matter which URL/struts module I use I always end up seeing "Product default".

Is this behavior something that struts should support without customization?

Thanks in advance!


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