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(tick) These are the notes for the Struts 2.3.18 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.
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You can also use Struts Archetype Catalog like below

Struts Archetype Catalog
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Internal Changes

  • (warning) Merged security fixes from version,,
  • (warning) Extended existing security mechanism to block access to given Java packages and Classes, see #11
  • Collection Parameters for RedirectResults, WW-4224
  • Make ParametersInterceptor supports chinese in hash key by default, WW-4250
  • themes.properties can be loaded using ServletContext allows to put template folder under WEB-INF or on classpath, WW-4260
  • New tag datetextfield, WW-3493
  • Only valid Ognl expressions are cached, WW-4146
  • CustomTextProvider can be used for validation errors of model driven actions, WW-4202
  • datetimepicker's label fixed, WW-4254
  • PropertiesJudge removed and properties are checked in SecurityMemberAccess, WW-4257
  • resource reloading works in IBM JVM, WW-4266
  • default reloading settings were removed from default.properties, WW-4267
  • (warning) commons-fileupload library upgraded to version 1.3.1 to fix potential security vulnerability, WW-4286
  • The scheme attribute accepts expressions in s:url tag, WW-4024
  • Solves problem with infinite loop in FastByteArrayOutputStream, WW-4383
  • LocalizedTextUtil supports many ClassLoaders, WW-4379
  • Bill of Materials pom was introduced, WW-4326
  • debug=browser|console was migrated to jQuery, WW-4322
  • struts_dojo.js was fixed, WW-4349
  • interface org/apache/struts2/views/TagLibrary was restored and marked as @Depreacted, WW-4255
  • and many other small improvements, please see the release notes

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