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You can obtain the request by asking the ActionContext or implementing ServletRequestAware. Implementing ServletRequestAware is preferred.
The request is available on the ActionContext instance, which is made available via ThreadLocal.
|When the servlet-config Interceptor sees that an Action implements ServletRequestAware, it passes a reference to the request the Action's setServletRequest method.|
|It is more difficult to test Actions with runtime dependencies on HttpServletRequest. Only implement ServletRequestAware as a last resort. If the use case cannot be solved by one of the other servet-config interfaces (ApplicationAware, SessionAware, ParameterAware), consider whether an custom Interceptor could be used instead of Action code. (Review how servlet-config works for examples of what can be done.)|