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(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.3.16 distribution.

(tick) For prior notes in this release series, see Version Notes

  • If you are a Maven user, you might want to get started using the Maven Archetype.
  • Another quick-start entry point is the blank application. Rename and deploy the WAR as a starting point for your own development.
Maven Dependency

You can also use Struts Archetype Catalog like below

Struts Archetype Catalog
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=http://struts.apache.org/
Staging Repository
    <name>ASF Nexus Staging</name>

Internal Changes

  • (warning) Merged security fix from version, and
  • Defined new factory interfaces to simplify extending ObjectFactory, see WW-4158
  • New interface ParamNameAwareResult was defined, see WW-4144
  • (warning) Solved problem with global "error" result in the Convention Plugin, see WW-4100
  • RolesInterceptor was extended to allow check defined roles and also precedent was changed that disallowedRoles are examined in the first place, see WW-4118
  • New parameter was added to <s:param/> tag to allow suppress empty parameters, see WW-4088
  • During devMode user can explicit disable XML reloading, I18N reloading and any other, see devMode page
  • (warning) The action: and method: prefixes are be by default excluded and changed order to first check excludeParams and then acceptedParams in ParametersInterceptor, see WW-4023
  • (warning) Restored previous behaviour where both ParamatersInterceptor AND ParameterNameAware must accept parameter - there is no more precedence
  • (warning) Added proper support for multiple ActionMapper's used with PrefixBasedActionMapper, see PrefixBasedActionMapper and WW-4131
  • New DeprecationInterceptor was added, to warn users about unknown/deprecated options, see WW-4232
  • <s:debug/> tag was improved and now works properly under Jetty, see WW-4223
  • New PostbackResult was defined, see WW-4229
  • Improved extending theme mechanism to allow override single template in parent theme, see WW-4145 and Extending Themes
  • (warning) Solved problem with creating empty map entries via Ognl, see WW-3603
  • org.apache.struts2.views.TagLibrary was split into two separated interfaces to allow moving Velocity support into plugin, see WW-4243
  • and other small improvements

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