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paul pavlentey

Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Posts: 10
I am new to Struts
I have the following code:

Code is executing correctly,but I dont get how selected option is getting selected based on the code above. I have a question about SELECTED value in HTML Select. How does SELECTED gets selected ( selected="selected" as appears on html)

Thank you in advance.
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Prabhu Venkatachalam
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I guess, your question is " How Struts TLD works?"

If you say <html:select multiple="true">, container calls the TLD class, and according to the attribute values and child elements you give, it produces equivalent HTML output in the place you called.


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paul pavlentey

Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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Thank you for your reply.
but my question was how do you set selected value for a child element inside of select or doest it get set by Struts?
Prabhu Venkatachalam
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It seems like struts not supporting this attribute.

You can try by using below tag with iteration,

<htmlption key="" value="" selected>blah</htmlption>
Brent Sterling
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It is based on the property attribute of your html:select tag. If you do not specify the name attribute, then that tag defaults to using the form of the enclosing html:form tag for the name. Based on your example, Struts will call the getFa() method on your form. It will iterate over your collection and mark as selected the item that has a matching property value.

Is this working for you?

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paul pavlentey

Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Posts: 10
Thank you. it makes sense because I didnt have method getFa().
When select tag was getting loaded on html page it was showing selected="selected" for option values with "".
I agree. Here's the link:
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