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Exercise 8: Creating Struts Modules

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Technical Objectives for this exercise: 
The technical objectives of this exercise is to learn ?how to?: 
Create Struts application modules and break monolithic struts module into pieces 
1. For the sake of maintaining simplicity and clarity in rest of the exercise, we will not attempt to 
2. The index page belongs to the default module. From the index page, we will provide a link to go 
break the existing application into modules. Rather we will add a new module. 
to module2. Module 2 will consist of a two dummy pages that can call each other and also have a 
link to return to default module. 
a) Change the web.xml to define a new module named xyz as follows: 
b) Copy over the struts-config.xml to create a new struts-config-xyz.xml 
c) Create a empty XYZ Message Resources 
d) Clean up the struts-config-xyz.xml to retain only empty blocks for form-beans, action 
mappings etc. Add the message resource bundle definition to struts-config-xyz.xml. 
e) Add SwitchAction to struts-config.xml & struts-config-xyz.xml as follows: 
<action path="/switch" type="org.apache.struts.actions.SwitchAction"/> 
f) Create a folder called xyz under the src/web directory. Create two jsps: xyz-page1.jsp & xyzpage2.
jsp (Copy over index.jsp & change contents) 


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