java.lang.IllegalStateException??

java.lang.IllegalStateException: Neither BindingResult nor plain target object for bean name 'command' available as request attribute



When I try to open my newReference.jsp page (to create a new reference record), it is giving me this error.
Bascially it is telling that it doesn't know the journalName from the <form:input> tag.
It complaints right from the <form:input> tag.
Any idea?

My Controller:

 @RequestMapping(value = "/addref", method = RequestMethod.GET)
    public ModelAndView addNew() {    
        
        ModelAndView mav = new ModelAndView("newReference");
        Referenceitem refitem = new Referenceitem();
        mav.getModelMap().put("newReference", refitem);
        return mav;
    }

    @RequestMapping(value = "/addref", method = RequestMethod.POST)
    public String create(@ModelAttribute("newReference") Referenceitem refitem) {
              
        refSrv.save(refitem);
        return "redirect:viewallref.htm";
    }

My newReference.jsp page:

 <form:form ModelAttribute="newReference" method="POST" action="${saveUrl}"> 
<tr><td>Journal Name</td><td><form:input path="journalName" size="99" /></td></tr>

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dkim18Asked:
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
In your <form:form> tag, try using modelAttribute instead of ModelAttribute
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dkim18Author Commented:
try using modelAttribute instead of ModelAttribute???
What do you mean by that?

I also tried this and same error.
<form:form ModelAttribute="newReference" method="POST" action="${saveUrl}">
<tr><td>Journal Name</td><td><form:input path=newReference.journalName" size="99" /></td></tr
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chaitu chaituCommented:
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
Sorry, I thought it might be obvious. I meant the lowercase 'm'
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dkim18Author Commented:
is modelAttribute case sensitive?

In my other page, I used ModelAttribute and worked fine.
I will try and get back to you.
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