1. Not necessary to write the action name attribute in JSP preceded with slash.
2. Actually action name does not suffixed with .do in struts-confix.xml. you will be identify the action with .do suffixed action name.
.do suffixed action name will be filtered by the Filter Class.In which Filter class is defined in web.xml file.
subject: What is the difference between action_name.do and /action_name.do?