|Apache Struts 2 Documentation > Home > FAQs > Why isn't our Prepare interceptor being executed|
Sometimes the order of the Interceptors makes a difference. In the case of the prepare Interceptor, ensure that it comes before validation on the interceptor-stack.
<interceptor-stack name="myInterceptorStack"> ... <interceptor-ref name="prepare" /> ... <interceptor-ref name="validation" /> ... </interceptor-stack>
|The default stack does place the prepare Interceptor before the validation Inteceptor.|