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I ran my first struts2 example from http://www.vaannila.com/struts-2/struts-2-example/object-backed-java-beans-example-1.html which just displayed a form and echoed the contents back and I had a pretty basic question , I dont see the program attaching anything to the request object at the same time I read that using httpRequest object in struts2 is not a good practice.What I want to know is how is the object being attached and to what is it being attached to since its being accessed by the result page?
An extremely simplified explanation of Struts is that first it populates your action class with the form parameters. Next it runs the execute method, and uses the struts.xml to determine where to forward the data. Finally it processes the JSP, referencing the data set in the action class.
A more detailed explanation can be found in this article.