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Ajax Tags

NOTE: Ajax template (Dojo plugin) is deprecated and won’t be supported any longer.

Please check that documentation and the Dojo tag examples in the showcase app of the appropriate Struts 2 version before asking questions on the struts-user mailing list!


To use the AJAX tags from 2.1 on you must:

Handling AJAX Responses

The following attributes affect the handling of all ajax responses.

|Attribute|Default Value|Description| |———|————-|———–| |parseContent|true|When true, Dojo will parse the response into an XHTML Document Object and traverse the nodes searching for Dojo Widget markup. The parse and traversal is performed prior to inserting the nodes into the DOM. This attribute must be enabled to nest Dojo widgets (dojo tags) within responses. There’s significant processing involved to create and parse the document so switch this feature off when not required. Note also that the response must be valid XHTML for cross-browser support and widgets must have unique IDs.| |separateScripts|true|When true, Dojo will extract the

It’s possible that the updated DOM will not include

Ensure the response is XHTML-compliant (including, for example, thead and tbody tags in tables).

If you intend to run inline javascript:


Most of the AJAX tags use Dojo topics for event notification and communication between them, to learn about topics visit Dojo’s documentation


Examples can be found on the documentation for each tag in the UI Tag Reference page, for additional examples see Ajax and JavaScript Recipes and the Showcase application distributed with Struts 2.