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Exercise 10: Using Struts and Tiles

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Technical Objectives for this exercise: 
The technical objectives of this exercise is to learn ?how to?: 
1) Use Struts and Tiles 
a) Add TilesRequestProcessor to struts-config.xml 
<controller processorClass="org.apache.struts.tiles.TilesRequestProcessor" /> 
b) Define the Tiles Plugin 
<plug-in className="org.apache.struts.tiles.TilesPlugin" > 
<set-property property="definitions-config" value="/WEB-INF/tiles-defs.xml" /> 
<set-property property="moduleAware" value="true"/> 
c) Create an empty Tiles definition file tiles-defs.xml under /WEB-INF directory 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> 
<!DOCTYPE tiles-definitions PUBLIC 
"-//Apache Software Foundation//DTD Tiles Configuration 1.1//EN" 
d) Add the base definition to the tile definition xml 
<definition name="base.definition" path="/Layout.jsp"> 
<put name="title" value=""/> 
<put name="header" value="/common/header.jsp" /> 
<put name="footer" value="/common/footer.jsp" /> 
<put name="body" value="" /> 
e) Create the definition for each of the three pages by extending the above definition and overriding 
the empty values 
f) Change the references to physical jsps in struts-config.xml and replace them with one of the above 
names. For instance, change all references to 
NOTE: There is no replacement for index.jsp. Let us keep it as is. Hence don?t change references to 


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