Typically in Spring MVC, you will manually extract the select parameter value by overriding the onBindAndValidate method in your controller. For example:
This ensures that the parameter is set during the binding and validation process and the workflow will result in a call to onSubmit if all is OK or showForm (with appropriate error messages) if not. The jsp code containing the select should be wrapped inside a spring:bind tag.
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