Class Anchor

  extended by org.apache.struts2.components.Component
      extended by org.apache.struts2.components.UIBean
          extended by org.apache.struts2.components.ClosingUIBean
              extended by org.apache.struts2.components.AbstractRemoteCallUIBean
                  extended by org.apache.struts2.components.Anchor
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class Anchor
extends AbstractRemoteCallUIBean

A tag that creates a HTML <a href='' /> that when clicked calls a URL remote XMLHttpRequest call via the dojo framework.


'resultDivId' Deprecated. Use targets.

'targets' is a list of element ids whose content will be updated with the text returned from request.

'errorText' is the text that will be displayed when there is an error making the request.

'onLoadJS' Deprecated. Use 'notifyTopics'.

'preInvokeJS' Deprecated. Use 'notifyTopics'.

'executeScripts' if set to true will execute javascript sections in the returned text.

'loadingText' is the text that will be displayed on the 'targets' elements while making the request.

'handler' is the name of the function that will take care of making the AJAX request. Dojo's widget and dom node are passed as parameters).

'formId' is the id of the html form whose fields will be seralized and passed as parameters in the request.

'formFilter' is the name of a function which will be used to filter the fields that will be seralized. This function takes as a parameter the element and returns true if the element should be included.

'listenTopics' comma separated list of topics names, that will trigger a request 'indicator' element to be shown while the request executing 'showErrorTransportText': whether errors should be displayed (on 'targets')

'showLoadingText' show loading text on targets

'notifyTopics' comma separated list of topics names, that will be published. Three parameters are passed:


 <s:a id="link1" theme="ajax" href="/DoIt.action" errorText="An error ocurred" loadingText="Loading...">
     <img border="none" src="<%=request.getContextPath()%>/images/delete.gif"/>
     <s:param name="id" value="1"/>

Results in

 <a dojoType="BindAnchor" executeScripts="true" id="link1" href="/DoIt.action?id=1" errorText="An error ocurred"></a>

Here is an example that uses the beforeLoading. This example is in altSyntax=true:

 <s:a id="test" theme="ajax" href="/simpeResult.action" beforeLoading="confirm('Are you sure?')">

Field Summary
static String COMPONENT_NAME
static String OPEN_TEMPLATE
protected  String targets
static String TEMPLATE
Fields inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.AbstractRemoteCallUIBean
afterLoading, beforeLoading, errorText, executeScripts, formFilter, formId, handler, href, indicator, listenTopics, loadingText, notifyTopics, showErrorTransportText, showLoadingText
Fields inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.ClosingUIBean
Fields inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.UIBean
accesskey, cssClass, cssStyle, defaultTemplateDir, defaultUITheme, disabled, key, label, labelPosition, name, onblur, onchange, onclick, ondblclick, onfocus, onkeydown, onkeypress, onkeyup, onmousedown, onmousemove, onmouseout, onmouseover, onmouseup, onselect, request, required, requiredposition, response, tabindex, template, templateDir, templateEngineManager, templateSuffix, theme, title, tooltip, tooltipConfig, value
Fields inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.Component
actionMapper, COMPONENT_STACK, id, parameters, stack
Constructor Summary
Anchor(ValueStack stack, HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
Method Summary
 void evaluateExtraParams()
 String getDefaultOpenTemplate()
protected  String getDefaultTemplate()
          A contract that requires each concrete UI Tag to specify which template should be used as a default.
 void setAfterLoading(String afterLoading)
 void setBeforeLoading(String beforeLoading)
 void setTargets(String targets)
Methods inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.AbstractRemoteCallUIBean
setErrorText, setExecuteScripts, setFormFilter, setFormId, setHandler, setHref, setIndicator, setListenTopics, setLoadingText, setNotifyTopics, setShowErrorTransportText, setShowLoadingText
Methods inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.ClosingUIBean
setOpenTemplate, start
Methods inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.UIBean
addFormParameter, buildTemplateName, enableAncestorFormCustomOnsubmit, end, ensureAttributeSafelyNotEscaped, escape, evaluateNameValue, evaluateParams, getTemplate, getTemplateDir, getTheme, getTooltipConfig, getValueClassType, mergeTemplate, populateComponentHtmlId, setAccesskey, setCssClass, setCssStyle, setDefaultTemplateDir, setDefaultUITheme, setDisabled, setKey, setLabel, setLabelposition, setName, setOnblur, setOnchange, setOnclick, setOndblclick, setOnfocus, setOnkeydown, setOnkeypress, setOnkeyup, setOnmousedown, setOnmousemove, setOnmouseout, setOnmouseover, setOnmouseup, setOnselect, setRequired, setRequiredposition, setTabindex, setTemplate, setTemplateDir, setTemplateEngineManager, setTheme, setTitle, setTooltip, setTooltipConfig, setValue
Methods inherited from class org.apache.struts2.components.Component
addAllParameters, addParameter, altSyntax, copyParams, determineActionURL, determineActionURL, determineNamespace, end, fieldError, findAncestor, findString, findString, findValue, findValue, findValue, getComponentStack, getId, getParameters, getStack, popComponentStack, setActionMapper, setId, toString, usesBody
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


public static final String OPEN_TEMPLATE
See Also:
Constant Field Values


public static final String TEMPLATE
See Also:
Constant Field Values


public static final String COMPONENT_NAME


protected String targets
Constructor Detail


public Anchor(ValueStack stack,
              HttpServletRequest request,
              HttpServletResponse response)
Method Detail


public String getDefaultOpenTemplate()
Specified by:
getDefaultOpenTemplate in class ClosingUIBean


protected String getDefaultTemplate()
Description copied from class: UIBean
A contract that requires each concrete UI Tag to specify which template should be used as a default. For example, the CheckboxTab might return "checkbox.vm" while the RadioTag might return "radio.vm". This value not begin with a '/' unless you intend to make the path absolute rather than relative to the current theme.

Specified by:
getDefaultTemplate in class UIBean
The name of the template to be used as the default.


public void evaluateExtraParams()
evaluateExtraParams in class AbstractRemoteCallUIBean


public void setTargets(String targets)


public void setAfterLoading(String afterLoading)
Specified by:
setAfterLoading in interface RemoteUICallBean
setAfterLoading in class AbstractRemoteCallUIBean


public void setBeforeLoading(String beforeLoading)
Specified by:
setBeforeLoading in interface RemoteUICallBean
setBeforeLoading in class AbstractRemoteCallUIBean

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