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If for some reason the blank template or archetype doesn't work out, we can just setup an application from scratch.
|To customize the Struts templates (how HTML is rendered from the tags), copy into the application's webapp directory the framework's /src/java/template directory.|
The following files are a minium requirement for your application.
|struts2-core.jar||Framework library itself, found in distribution root directory|
|xwork.jar||XWork 2 library on which Struts 2 is built (version 2.0 or later)|
|ognl.jar||Object Graph Navigation Language (OGNL), the expression language used throughout the framework|
|javassist.jar||Java bytecode manipulation library used by OGNL|
|freemarker.jar||All UI tag templates are written in Freemarker (also a good option for your own views)|
|commons-logging.jar||Commons logging, which the framework uses to support transparently logging to either Log4J or JDK 1.4+|
|commons-fileupload.jar||The Commons FileUpload package makes it easy to add robust, high-performance, file upload capability to your servlets and web applications.|
|commons-io.jar||Commons IO is a library of utilities to assist with developing IO functionality.|
|commons-lang3.jar||Commons Lang3 is used to simplify usage of common tasks and code shortcuts to to stay DRY|
|web.xml||Java web application configuration file that defines the filters (and other components) for your web application|
|struts.xml||Framework configuration file that defines the actions, results, and interceptors for your application|
If any Struts 2 Plugins are included, then other JARs may be needed too. For example, the optional Spring Plugin requires the Spring JARs to be present.
Create an web.xml file in [webapp]/WEB-INF (or merge into it the framework resources).
The standard web.xml registers a FilterDispatcher to enable framework functionality for your requests.
If other packages are being used, like SiteMesh or Spring, then other filters may need to be configured too
See also: web.xml
Create a skeleton struts.xml file in /$APP/WEB-INF/classes.
For now, the struts.xml just defines a default package (with the <package> section) where framework elements like actions, results and interceptors are registered.
See also: struts.xml