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Struts2 XML validation is not working

 
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Guys,

I am using Struts2 version (2.3.20) and also tried to downgrade to 2.3.15. But my declarative validations in XML are not working. Attached are the files. Could anyone please help.

struts.xml
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index.jsp

EmployeeAction.java
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EmpSuccess.jsp
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EmployeeAction-valildation.xml
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web.xml
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Issue: While I am not filling up the form, no validation is working and it is going to EmpSuccess.jsp

What wrong I am doing here
 
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Where is EmployeeAction-valildation.xml located?
 
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It is in the same package along with the EmployeeAction.java
 
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I am using Netbeans. Please find the project structure attached.

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It looks like the doctype you are using in your validation.xml file is not accessible. According to the Struts documentation, the doctype for validation files is:

 
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I tried it. But still the issue persists.
 
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You can try with the following
 
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This does not work either. It throws Freemarker template error at runtime.
 
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bablu singh wrote:You can try with the following



That attribute turns on client side validation.

Since you are using Struts 2.3.x, you should update the doctype of your Struts.xml as well:


The typical problem I have with validation is matching the action name, action class and method in the validation file name.
I would take the following steps:
1. rename the action name in struts.xml to something other than the action class name (i.e. register).
2. change the validation file name to match the action class name and the action name (i.e. EmployeeAction-register-validation.xml)
3. place a debug statement in the action.execute method (if this is printed out, we know that validation didn't work. It rules out having a bad mapping for the input result in struts.xml)
4. reduce the validation to a single field and a single, simple validator (like "required"). This should rule out any other errors in the validation file.
Do that and check your server log files to see if there's any errors processing the files.
 
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I did 1 to 4. But found that log statement is not being printed.
 
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That would indicate to me that validation IS working and the problem is elsewhere. Is the log message printed out if you put something in the required field?
 
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No it is not. It is showing the entered value in the EmpSuccess.jsp. But sysout inside execute( ) is not being printed.
 
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Joe,

I have been able to resolve the issue.It was a problem regarding the location of the validation.xml file. It should go under src/main/resources/<my package>. Here goes the correct structure. However, Thanks a ton for spending your time.

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Oh, are you using Maven to build? The "best practice" for Maven is to put non-source files to be in the "resources" directory. I always use Ant and the "best practice" for it is to have the source and validation files in the same directory, since that is where they will be in the WAR.
 
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