what are the advantages of using action form beans in struts framework?
i was wondering if someone can list out the advantages that one has if the action form beans are used in struts frame work. I would like to know if there would be any kind of performance enhancement if we have action form beans and if it would in anyway help in validations.
The action forms implement the value object pattern; i.e. they pass data values between the view and controller tiers, automatically pull the request parameter values into Java Strings and provide a server-side validation hook. You're wasting the rest of Struts if you're not using action forms. They have no visible effect on performance but they add tremendous structure to your development process. If you already have a good Struts reference then look at the Manning published "Struts Recipes" for info on how to apply Struts properly.
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