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Exercise 2: Improving your first Struts Application

Exercise 2: Improving your first Struts Application
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Business Objectives: 
1. Do not expose JSP URLs directly 
2. Allow change of images without changing JSPs 
3. Allow global change of error messages for a given type of error. 
4. Add fields to capture customer address in the form using relevant form elements 
5. Use Images instead of grey buttons for submitting data 
Technical Objectives for this exercise: 
The technical objectives of this exercise is to learn ?how to?: 
1. Use MVC compliant html:link Tag 
2. Use Img Tags (html:img) instead of <img src=..>. Externalize its src and alt to Resource Bundle. 
3. Reuse error messages by value replacement 
4. Modify the ActionForm and JSP Struts Tags to handle nested objects 
5. Modify the ActionForm, Struts Tags in JSP & Action for image button form submission (using 
6. Use Checkbox & Radio tags for individual items 
7. Initialize the ActionForm to pre-populate the html form 
8. Use Select & Option Tag 
9. Use Options to display collections in the Select Tag 
10. Use Multiple Message Resource Bundles 



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