6.1 Release Notes - Version 1.3.2

SPECIAL NOTE ON UPGRADING - README FIRST! - If you use the standard CANCEL BUTTON in your application and validate is set to true for that mapping, you MUST also specify "cancellable=true" in the mapping, otherwise, an InvalidCancelException will be thrown if the Cancel button is used. See the new Opt-In Cancel Handling feature for more.

                        <action path="/ActionThatCanBeCancelled"


This section contains release notes for changes that have taken place to the Struts 1 project, previously known as "Struts Classic" since Version 1.3.1. To keep up-to-date on all changes to Struts, subscribe to the (commits at struts.apache.org) list. To preview our plans for upcoming changes, please visit the Roadmap page .

Notes on upgrading are maintained in the Wiki Upgrade pages . The wiki is a community maintained resource - please feel free to add your input so that everyone can benefit from the collective experience.

For the version requirements of each library, see the Installation chapter .

Highlights of Changes

The purpose of this section is to highlight the new features since the Version 1.3.1 release. For more detail, see the Project Info reports for each subproject, which include a complete changelog and list of external dependencies.

You can also access to the Apache Struts source repository and change logs directly through both web browser and Subversion client interfaces.


Since Struts 1.3.1, we have moved the Struts 1 related subprojects back into the Struts 1 project, leaving Struts and Struts Shale the two remaining subprojects. The Struts 1.3.2 release contains the following seven components: Core, Applications, EL, Extras, Scripting, Taglibs, and Tiles.

The Struts, including the website, is being built with Maven 2. But, of course, you can continue to build your own projects any way you like!

Dependency Changes

Specification Changes

The 1.3.x series of Struts has a minumum requirement of the following specification versions:

  • Java Servlet 2.3 and JavaServer Pages (JSP) 1.2
  • Java 2 Standard Platform Edition (J2SE) 1.4

Software Component Changes

A following software dependency change applies to this release:

Bug Fixes

  • [STR-2822] - Wildcard action matcher does not set module in forward
  • [STR-2838] - Add necessary reports to site build
  • [STR-2840] - Release should include site docs

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