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Struts 2's struts.xml file

Nam Ha Minh
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Joined: Oct 31, 2011
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Hi folks,

In Struts 2, is it required putting the struts.xml file under source directory (src)? How to put the file under WEB-INF directory?
What's the point of difference between two locations, source directory and WEB-INF?


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jatan bhavsar
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Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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hi Nam,

In Struts, struts.xml file should reside on the classpath of the webapp (generally /WEB-INF/classes).
If you are using eclipse and putting struts.xml file in the src folder then at deployement it will
go into the web-inf/classes folder.

It is advisable to put the xml file in the web-inf/classes and its standard.Apart from
that if the file is in the classpath struts will find the config file.

this will give you some idea : Configuration file

Nam Ha Minh
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Joined: Oct 31, 2011
Posts: 502

Thanks jatan, I got the idea
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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