Class AliasInterceptor

  extended by com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor
      extended by com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.AliasInterceptor
All Implemented Interfaces:
Interceptor, Serializable

public class AliasInterceptor
extends AbstractInterceptor

The aim of this Interceptor is to alias a named parameter to a different named parameter. By acting as the glue between actions sharing similiar parameters (but with different names), it can help greatly with action chaining.

Action's alias expressions should be in the form of #{ "name1" : "alias1", "name2" : "alias2" }. This means that assuming an action (or something else in the stack) has a value for the expression named name1 and the action this interceptor is applied to has a setter named alias1, alias1 will be set with the value from name1.

Interceptor parameters:

Extending the interceptor:

This interceptor does not have any known extension points.

Example code:

 <action name="someAction" class="com.examples.SomeAction">
     <!-- The value for the foo parameter will be applied as if it were named bar -->
     <param name="aliases">#{ 'foo' : 'bar' }</param>

     <interceptor-ref name="alias"/>
     <interceptor-ref name="basicStack"/>
     <result name="success">good_result.ftl</result>

Matthew Payne
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Serialized Form

Field Summary
protected  String aliasesKey
private static String DEFAULT_ALIAS_KEY
private static Log log
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 String intercept(ActionInvocation invocation)
          Override to handle interception
 void setAliasesKey(String aliasesKey)
Methods inherited from class com.opensymphony.xwork2.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor
destroy, init
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


private static final Log log


private static final String DEFAULT_ALIAS_KEY
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Constant Field Values


protected String aliasesKey
Constructor Detail


public AliasInterceptor()
Method Detail


public void setAliasesKey(String aliasesKey)


public String intercept(ActionInvocation invocation)
                 throws Exception
Description copied from class: AbstractInterceptor
Override to handle interception

Specified by:
intercept in interface Interceptor
Specified by:
intercept in class AbstractInterceptor
the return code, either returned from ActionInvocation.invoke(), or from the interceptor itself.
Exception - any system-level error, as defined in Action.execute().

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