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Show errors in new line

Pam Theod

Joined: Apr 19, 2006
Posts: 14
Hi All,

I have a jsp and on submit, I call the action class. Before submitting the information to database I do form validation and the all the errors are sent back t the jsp to show to the user. I have all these things working the way it should. But when the jsp shows the validation errors , it shows all the errors together which makes it very difficult to read.

How do I show these errors in new line.

Any insight would be greatful.

Thanks in advance.

p pro
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
There are a couple of options here. First, you can simply embed a <br> tag at the end of each message you define in your file. Any HTML tags you put in the message will be rendered on the page.

Another option is to use the <html:messages> tag rather than the <html:errors/> tag. The <html:messages> tags allows you more formatting options.

See the heading "Displaying Messages" in this link.

Here is another good link on messaging in struts:

Consultant, Sima Solutions
Pam Theod

Joined: Apr 19, 2006
Posts: 14
<br> at the end of each message in properties file worked.

Thanks you very much!

Jason Menard

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
"p pro".

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