This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
If you have your action mapping configured to use request scope then a new instance of your action form will be created for each request. If your action mapping is configured to use session scope (the default) then an instance will be created, stored on the session, and reused between requests. In either case, every user would have their own instance.
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