DispatchAction and LookupDispatchAction both are used to combine related operations into a single class, so that they can share common resources like helper methods without exposing them to other classes.
DispatchAction selects the method to execute depending on the request parameter value which is configured in the xml file. This will be problematic for internationalized applications since the values will be different for different locales. So, LookupDispatchAction looks into the resource bundle file and find out the corresponding key name. We can map this key name to a method name by overriding the getKeyMethodMap() method.
Joined: Jan 10, 2008
thanks for the help..
subject: Difference between DispatchAction and LookupDispatchAction