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Question on passing values from Servlet TO JSP

Posted on 2002-03-20
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I am currently working on a web project that has employed Model 2, wcich is recommended in the specification.
Servlet receives http request and do some work and return
Jsp pages and blah blah...

Question to seasoned experts is as following.

I use the session as interim "basket" to hold the
process results. In other words, Servlet puts the "result"
as an session property(Attribute), then JSP pages uses it
while rendering the page to be displayed. As a project
gets bigger, I have more tedious tasks to keep all
"resulting objects" in order.
I am wondering what architecture or methods other experts
are using in this situation.

I appreciate all comments and advises.

Have a good one...

JY



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Question by:joshuayoo
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pellep earned 300 total points
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Well, i'm not sure what you're after here. There is no 'magic' to good design. Especially JSP can and do tend to get rather complex as each 'page' may get built by several JSP pages through includes and such.

I guess the only way to go about it (providing you are aiming for a somewhat homogenues design) is to try and think through and identity what specific information needs to be maintained across sessions and request and then enforce that throughout the development. One 'semi-hack' (and I call it that because it's not really within the servlet spec) i've used with great success is the create a 'holder' class with attributes for all values/objects/information that pertains to your site. Create a single instance of this class as the session/request is first created and store the object i your session/request. This way, you have a 'fixed' method of storing/retreiving your information. At least it saves you the agony of having to maintain a design involving zillions of property names in string format.

Anyways, my two cents...
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by:skinsella
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instead of using the session, consider using the request.setAttribute() and request.getAttribute().

If the objects created in the servlet are only needed for the resulting JSP, then put them into the request context, and you don't have to worrya bout cleaning them up subsequently.

sean
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by:joshuayoo
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Thanks for comments, pellep.

Actually, that is what I am doing right now. I was
wondering if I am doing it right. Your comments assured
me that I am doing ok. I wish I had more comments on this.
Well, I think it is time to wrap up and close it down.
I will appreciate if you have more comments.

JY



skinsella, sorry that my question was obscure. I was
working on session-bound data passing...I did not
clearly mention it. I thank you for your comment.



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by:pellep
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I'm glad I could raise your confidence in your design. At the end of the day, you have to be comfortable with your design, or you'll have a hard time implemeting it. Good luck!

/Par
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