> From: David Morris
> Some refactoring will be necessary to take advantage of JSF in
> Struts applications, however there is a plan in place and that
> plan is much more likely minimize changes. I agree that custom
> tags are the weak link of Struts. Their main weakness is that they
> cannot be used easily in metadata driven applications. Their
> strength is that they do provide all the support 99% of
> application developers need and nicely encapsulate display
> functionality.

99% of the functionality you need, perhaps.  Not nearly that for me.  No
client-side editing.  No lower-to-upper case support.  No command keys.
In fact, nothing above what HTML provides, which is why I say it's
simply another syntax, and a restrictive one at that.

Plus, it has entire sets of tags (such as redirect) which have little or
no business in a JSP.

My opinion, but as far as I can tell Struts is simply a different way of
doing the same thing, and less flexible to boot.  And given the fact
that they even NEED a "plan" to "minimize changes" tells me that this is
just another "Flavor of the Moment".  Again, my opinion, but we'll see
how much support Struts has in a year.


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